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PronouncedPron.JOO-lee-ən English
JOOL-yən English
YOO-lyan PolishGerman

Meaning & History

From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
VariantsJolyon, Julyan English
DiminutivesJools, Jules English
Feminine FormsGillian, Jillian, Juliana, Julianna, Julianne, Gill, Jill English Julianna Polish Juliana, Juliane German
Other Languages & CulturesIulianus Ancient Roman Julen Basque Yulian Bulgarian Julien French Xián Galician Giuliano Italian Iulian Romanian Yulian Russian Julián Spanish
Same SpellingJulián
User SubmissionsJúlian, Julian


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute