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).
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(Galician) Giuliano(Italian) Juliano(Portuguese) Iulian(Romanian) Yulian(Russian) Julián(Spanish)
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Entry updated July 2, 2017