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I saw the name in the CNN documentary The Radical Story of Patty Hearst. Jolyon was, I believe, a lawyer on the case. Note that others he worked with sometimes called him “Joly” pronounced Jolly as in gregarious, happy. Not exactly ‘famous’ but it’s how I found this interesting name.
FlyHoosier  4/11/2018
A famous bearer is British racing driver Jolyon Palmer.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2017
My name is Jolyon and it's pronounced jol-i-on. Three syllables. It's not joe-li-on or jo-lion or joel-ian. Most people can't get this and call me Jol. Please remember this as most Jolyons get bored of saying it. Thanks for your time.
jolySoft  1/21/2015
Like many names, Jolyon has many pronunciations. My son is named Jolyon and we pronounce it JOE-lee-un. I think it is beautiful written and spoken.
KirstyT  9/25/2008
In one source I saw this name referred to as a northern English form of Julian. I don't know whether this is correct.
Jonquil  8/27/2008
In "The Forsyte Saga" miniseries, Jolyon is pronounced JOE-lee-uhn, not Jolly-awn. It sounds quite like Julian but with a Jo- sound instead of Ju-.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2008
This name seems like a pretentious alternative to Julian. The pronunciation is not intuitive for English speakers. I though it was said as "jol-yawn."
― Anonymous User  10/13/2007
Actually, in "The Forsyte Saga", it's pronounced JOE-lee-uhn. Much like Julian but JOE replaces the JU sound.
Isla  8/5/2007
In the novel "Endymion Spring," by Matthew Skelton, Professor Jolyon Fall at Oxford University befriends one of the main characters, Blake, and his sister, Duck (not her real name of course).
Ouaie  6/15/2007
To me, this is one of the most beautiful and unique names I've ever come across. I first heard it from the Forsythe Saga, and it hasn't left my mind since.
Rae_  3/12/2007
In "The Forsythe Saga" miniseries, it's pronounced "JO-lee-ON." I love this name, and gave it to my son as a middle name.
majara  3/22/2006
In "The Forsythe Saga" it is pronounceed "Jolly-awn."
elysa  7/4/2007
The only time I've met this name is in The Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy. I did not know it was a form of Julian and pronounced as Julian, I thought it was pronounced as Jo-lion (like the animal). I like Jolyon but maybe others would make the same mistake as I did.
Ylva  1/11/2006

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