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GenderFeminine
ScriptsЮлия Russian Юлія Ukrainian
PronouncedPron.JOO-lee-ə English
YOO-lya GermanPolish
YOO-lee-ah SwedishDanishFinnish
KHOO-lya Spanish
YOO-lyi-yə Russian
YOO-lee-a Classical Latin
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).

It has been common as a given name in the English-speaking world only since the 18th century. A famous modern bearer is American actress Julia Roberts (1967-).
VariantsJulie English Julie German Julie Norwegian Julie Danish Julie Dutch Julie Spanish Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya Russian Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya Ukrainian Iulia Ancient Roman
DiminutivesJools, Jules English Lia, Lieke Dutch Julita Polish
Masculine FormsJulius English Julius German Julio Spanish Juliusz Polish Yuli, Yuliy Russian Iulius, Julius Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesYuliya Bulgarian Júlia Catalan Ghjulia Corsican Julija Croatian Julie Czech Julie, Juliette French Xulia Galician Julitta History Júlia, Juli, Juliska, Lili Hungarian Iúile Irish Giulia, Giulietta Italian Jūlija Latvian Julija Lithuanian Júlia, Julie, Julinha Portuguese Iulia Romanian Júlia Slovak Julija Slovene
Same SpellingJúlia
User SubmissionsJúlía, Jûlia, Julià

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute