Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JIL-ee-ən, GIL-ee-ən  [key·IPA]

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

DiminutivesGill, Jill, Jillie, Jilly
Masculine FormsJulian, Jolyon, Jools, Jules
Other Languages & CulturesIuliana, Juliana(Ancient Roman) Ulyana(Belarusian) 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) Juliana(Slovak) Julijana(Slovene) Juliana(Spanish) Uliana, Ulyana(Ukrainian)
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People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 60.
Entry updated February 4, 2020