The meaning of the name “Julia” is: “Soft-haired, youthful”.
Additional information: The girl name Julia is the female form of the Latin Julius, which is an old Roman family name given to every female of the Julius family. It is thought to be derived from 'lulus', meaning "downy-bearded", used to describe youth. While this is the most common theory, some suggest the name might be derived from the Roman god Jupiter as well, although the name Julius may have come from this source originally. It could also be of Greek origins from a similarly pronounced word in the ancient Greek language.
It is also a Biblical name, meaning "Jupiter's child, downy", deriving from the element 'iovilius', meaning "dedicated to Jupiter", found in the Bible. It was used for a woman in Apostle's Paul "Epistle to Romans" and also borne by several early Christian saints and martyrs.
The name Julia is also found as a name of a female character who fell in love with Proteus in Verona, in Shakespeare's play " Two Gentlemen of Verona" and also used for a butterfly species found in Brazil, "Julia Butterfly".
The most frequently seen variation on the name Julia is Julie, also a feminine name. The male names Julius, Julio, and Julek are all related to this feminine name. In some countries, the name Julia can be used as: Yuliya, Juliette, Julitta, Yuliana, Guiliana or Julinha. Short forms of the name that are usually used are Jules, Jools, Julita, or Lia.
Usage of the name Julia has not dropped out of the top 150 baby girl names in the US since name statistics began being recorded in 1880. It peaked at 26th place in 1880 in the US with a more recent peak at 27th in 2001. In Catalonia, Julia was ranked as the 2nd most popular female baby name of 2014. In the same year, It was also ranked the 3rd most popular in both the Netherlands and Poland. Sweden ranked it as the 7th most popular, Switzerland 8th, Spain 11th, and Austria 13th all in 2014.
Celebrities and other famous people with the name Julia include Julia Roberts, an actress; Julia Barretto, an actress; Julia Pierce, a singer; Julia Stiles, an actress; Julia Child, a chef; and Julia Alvarez, a poet.
Pronunciation: (JOO lee ah) Form of:Julius Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Julia Dent - the wife of US President Ulysses Grant
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress
Julia Roberts, actress
Julia Stiles, actress
Julia Migenes, American mezzo-soprano
Julia Ormond, English actress
Considering Julia as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Julia for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Julia is a girl name.
The name Julia is of Latin origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, Polish speaking countries, Russian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Julia we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Julia Name Meaning
The meaning of Julia is “Soft-haired, youthful”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Julia and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Julia and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Julia is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Julia
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Julia displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Julia Boy Name Popularity Chart
Julia Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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