What does the baby name Julian mean? Learn about what Julian means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Julian - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Julian
J-U-L-I-A-N, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Julian
JOO lee un
Meaning of Julian
Downy bearded or youthful, youthful, downy, wearing a soft beard, down-bearded youth, downy-bearded, soft-bearded, youth.
Origin of Julian
The name 'Julian' has its origins in ancient Rome. It is derived from the Roman family name 'Julius', which was of great prominence during the time of the Roman Empire. The name 'Julius' is believed to have been derived from the Roman god Jupiter, who was considered the king of gods and the god of the sky and thunder.
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Popularity of Julian
The popularity of the name 'Julian' has shown a steady increase over the years. It has been a consistently favored choice among parents in various countries. In recent times, the name has gained popularity in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Julian currently has 600 likes, and is in the top 1% of liked boy's names. The name Jesus is slightly more popular than Julian.

Etymology of Julian

The name 'Julian' is derived from the Roman family name 'Julius'. The exact origin and meaning of 'Julius' are uncertain, but it is believed to have roots in the ancient Greek word 'ioulos', which means 'downy-bearded' or 'youthful'. The name 'Julian' is often associated with qualities such as youthfulness, vitality, and vigor.

Cultural Significance of Julian

The name 'Julian' has cultural significance in various parts of the world. In ancient Rome, the name 'Julius' was associated with power, leadership, and nobility due to its connection with the influential Julius family. Today, the name 'Julian' is often seen as a classic and timeless choice, evoking a sense of sophistication and elegance.