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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JIL-ee-ən
, GIL-ee-ən
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Meaning & History

Medieval English feminine form of JULIAN. This spelling has been in use since the 13th century, though it was not declared a distinct name from Julian until the 17th century [1].

Related Names

VariantJillian
DiminutivesGill, Jill, Jillie, Jilly
Masculine FormsJulian, Jolyon, Jools, Jules
Other Languages & CulturesIuliana, Juliana(Ancient Roman) Yuliana(Bulgarian) Julijana(Croatian) Juliana(Dutch) Juliane, Julienne(French) Xiana(Galician) Juliana, Juliane, Liane(German) Julianna(Hungarian) Yuliana(Indonesian) Giuliana, Liana(Italian) Juliāna, Liāna(Latvian) Julijana(Macedonian) Julianna(Polish) Juliana, Liana(Portuguese) Iuliana, Liana(Romanian) Uliana, Ulyana, Yuliana, Yulianna(Russian) Julijana(Serbian) Julijana(Slovene) Juliana(Spanish) Uliana, Ulyana(Ukrainian)

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Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 60.
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