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Homeland actress Morena Baccarin and her husband Austin Chick welcomed a son on October 22nd. Julian is the couple’s first child.

WHAT IT MEANS:  Downy bearded youth

WHERE IT ORIGINATED:  This English variant of the Roman name Julius has been regularly used since the Middle Ages.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Jules and Jude are just perfect.

KNOW THIS: Instead of starting out as masculine or feminine, Julian was unisex at its inception, which is rare. It eventually became typically male and a new feminine version, Gillian, was formed.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Baccarin’s boy shares his name with sons of Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Kudrow, Alan Thicke and Jordana Brewster.

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