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Julian Meaning


What does Julian mean?

The name Julian is of Greek and Latin origin.

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

Julian is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ju-li-an.

The Given Name Julian

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".

Some famous bearers of this name include: Julian Huxley, and Julian Mayali.

Julian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 45 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,003 occurrences. It ranked 5,167 in baby name popularity for girls with 26 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 47 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,648 occurrences. It ranked 4,697 in baby name popularity for girls with 30 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 Related Names

Julian is a form of 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.

Famous Julians

  • Julian ~ Saint
  • Julian Huxley ~ Scientist
  • Julian Mayali ~ Saint
  • Julian McMahon ~ Actor
  • Julian of Antioch ~ Saint
  • Julian of Auvergne ~ Saint
  • Julian of Bologna ~ Saint
  • Julian of Caesarea ~ Saint
  • Julian of Saint Augustine ~ Saint
  • Julian Ovenden ~ Actor
  • Julian Sabbas the Elder ~ Saint
  • Julian Schnabel ~ Artist
  • Julian Schwinger ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1965

Julian Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Julian.

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Julian Name Fun

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

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