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Julian Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Julian is of Greek and Latin origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 47 in baby name popularity for boys with 7611 occurrences.  It ranked 4810 in popular baby names for girls with 29 occurrences. 

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


Julian is a form of Julianus which is derived from Julius, a Roman family name which in turn may have been derived from the Greek word ioulos meaning "downy bearded or soft haired, implying youthful".


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Related Names

Julian is a form of the name Julianus.

Variants of the name Julian include Jullian.

The names Jolyon, Juliana, Juliane, Julianna, Julianne, Julien, Julienne, Jullien, Julyan, Yulian are all forms of Julian.

Julian has the diminutives (nicknames) Jools, Jules.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Julian Lennon.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Julian.

Just for fun, see the name Julian 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 Julian 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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