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PronouncedPron.yuy-lee-AH-nah Dutch
yoo-LYA-na German
joo-lee-AHN-ə English
khoo-LYA-na Spanish

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
VariantsJuliane German Julianna, Julianne English Iuliana Ancient Roman
DiminutivesLiane German Leanna, Liana English Liana Portuguese
Masculine FormsJulian German Julian English Julián Spanish Iulianus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesYuliana Bulgarian Julijana Croatian Juliane, Julienne French Xiana Galician Julianna Hungarian Yuliana Indonesian Giuliana, Liana Italian Julijana Macedonian Julianna Polish Iuliana, Liana Romanian Uliana, Ulyana, Yuliana, Yulianna Russian Julijana Serbian Julijana Slovene
User SubmissionsJúlíana, Júliana, Juliãna


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute