Meaning & History
From a Roman family name that was possibly derived from Greek ἴουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.Although this name was borne by several early saints, including a pope, it was rare during the Middle Ages. It was revived in Italy and France during the Renaissance, and was subsequently imported to England.
Feminine FormsIulia, Julia(Ancient Roman) Julia, Julie(English) Julia, Julie(German) Julia(Finnish) Julia, Julie(Danish) Julia(Swedish) Julia, Julie(Norwegian) Julia, Julie(Dutch) Julie(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesJules(French) Xulio(Galician) Giulio(Italian) Juliusz, Julek(Polish) Júlio(Portuguese) Iuliu(Romanian) Yuli, Yuliy(Russian) Július(Slovak) Julij(Slovene) Julio(Spanish) Yuliy(Ukrainian)
Bust of Julius Caesar
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