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Julia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Julia is of Latin and Greek origin.

The meaning of Julia is "downy-bearded, soft haired, implying youthful".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 86  in baby name popularity for girls with 3578 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Julia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Julia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Julia to other names.


Julius is a Roman family name which may have been derived from the Greek word ioulos meaning "downy bearded or soft haired, implying youthful". Its most famous bearer was Gaius Julius Caesar.


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Related Names

Julia is a form of the name Julius.

Variants of the name Julia include Jullia.

The names Iuile, Iulius, Julie, Yuliya are all forms of Julia.

Julia has the diminutive (nickname) Julita.

Other Tidbits

Julia falls into the classic name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Julia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Julia.

Just for fun, see the name Julia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Julia in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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