Name: Julia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Julia

  • Meaning:
    Down-bearded youth
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  • Pronunciation:
    (JOO lee ah); (HOO lyah); (YOO lee ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Julia

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  • Used in:
    English and Polish speaking countries
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    Julia is a feminine form of the name Julius; this name was given to every female in the Julius family in ancient Rome. Julia was the name of several early Christian saints and martyrs. Julia was also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

    Notable bearers include Julia Dent - the wife of US President Ulysses Grant, and actresses Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Roberts and Julia Stiles. A Julia Butterfly is an orange butterfly, found from Brazil to the southern states of the USA.

    It was the 31st most popular name in the USA in 2006, achieving it's highest ranks in the Northeastern states. It was also the 8th most popular name in Ontario, 5th in Austria, 2nd in Sweden and 13th in Spain.

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Popularity Rank of Julia (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Julia - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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