Gender Feminine
Scripts Юлия(Russian) Юлія(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. JOO-lee-ə(English) YOO-lya(German, Danish, Polish) YOO-lee-ah(Swedish, Finnish) KHOO-lya(Spanish) YOO-lyi-yə(Russian) YOO-lee-a(Latin)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman family name Julius. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it 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 modern bearer is American actress Julia Roberts (1967-).

Related Names

VariantsJulie(English) Julie(German) Julie(Norwegian) Julie(Danish) Julie(Dutch) Julissa(Spanish (Latin American)) Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya(Russian) Juliya, Yulia, Yuliya(Ukrainian) Iulia(Ancient Roman)
DiminutivesJools, Jules(English) Lia(German) Lilli(Danish) Juul, Lia, Lieke(Dutch) Julita(Polish)
Masculine FormsJulius(English) Julius(German) Julius(Swedish) Julius(Norwegian) Julius(Danish) Julius(Dutch) Julio(Spanish) Juliusz(Polish) Julius(Finnish) Yuli, Yuliy(Russian) Yuliy(Ukrainian) Iulius, Julius(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesYulia, Yuliya(Belarusian) Yuliya(Bulgarian) Júlia(Catalan) Ghjulia(Corsican) Julija(Croatian) Julie(Czech) Julie, Juliette(French) Xulia(Galician) Julitta(History) Júlia, Juli, Juliska, Lili(Hungarian) Iúile(Irish) Giulia, Giulietta(Italian) Jūlija(Latvian) Julija(Lithuanian) Júlia, Julieta, Julinha(Portuguese) Iulia(Romanian) Júlia(Slovak) Julija(Slovene)
Same SpellingJúlia, Julià
User SubmissionsJúlía, Jûlia, Julia, Julià

People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: May 22
Austria: July 21
Estonia: April 8
Finland: April 12
Poland: April 16
Poland: May 22
Poland: July 27
Poland: July 30
Poland: December 10
Poland: December 11
Russia: May 31
Russia: June 16
Spain: April 8
Spain: May 22
Sweden: February 16


Bust of Julia the ElderBust of Julia the Elder ©


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Entry updated June 9, 2023