JULIA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: JOO-lee-ə (English), YOO-lee-ah (German), HOO-lyah (Spanish), YUWL-yah (Polish), YOO:-lee-ah (Ancient Roman)   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of JULIUS. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Shakespeare used the name 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 bearer is American actress Julia Roberts (1967-).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Julie (English), Iulia (Ancient Roman)
DIMINUTIVES: Jools, Jules (English), Julita (Polish)
MASCULINE FORMS: Julius (English), Julius (German), Julio (Spanish), Julek, Juliusz (Polish), Iulius, Julius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Yuliya (Bulgarian), Júlia (Catalan), Julija (Croatian), Julie, Juliette (French), Julitta (History), Júlia, Juli, Juliska, Lili (Hungarian), Iúile (Irish), Giulia, Giulietta (Italian), Julija (Lithuanian), Júlia, Julinha (Portuguese), Iulia (Romanian), Yulia, Yuliya (Russian), Júlia (Slovak), Julija (Slovene)
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