Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. JOO-lee-ən(English) JOOL-yən(English) YOO-lyan(Polish) YOO-lee-an(German)  [key·IPA]

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).

Related Names

VariantsJolyon, Julyan(English)
DiminutivesJools, Jules(English) Julek(Polish) Lian(German)
Feminine FormsGillian, Jillian, Juliana, Julianna, Julianne, Gill, Jill(English) Julianna(Polish) Juliana, Juliane(German)
Other Languages & CulturesIulianus(Ancient Roman) Julen(Basque) Yulian(Bulgarian) Julià(Catalan) Julien(French) Xián, Xiao(Galician) Giuliano(Italian) Juliano(Portuguese) Iulian(Romanian) Yulian(Russian) Julián(Spanish)
Same SpellingJulián
User SubmissionsJúlian, Julian

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: January 9
Austria: January 27
Austria: August 2
Norway: February 16
Poland: January 7
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Entry updated December 7, 2022