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

Julien - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

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J-U-L-I-E-N, is a 6-letter male given name.
Meaning of Julien
Downy bearded or youthful.
Origin of Julien
The name 'Julien' has its origins in the Latin language. It is derived from the Roman name 'Julianus', which was a cognomen (a third name) given to individuals belonging to the Julian gens (a Roman clan). The Julian gens was one of the oldest and most prestigious families in ancient Rome, tracing its ancestry back to the legendary Trojan prince Aeneas.
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Popularity of Julien
The popularity of the name 'Julien' has varied over time and across different regions. In French-speaking countries, the name has consistently remained popular throughout history. It has been a common choice for boys, often ranking among the top names in France, Belgium, and Canada.
Julien currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Adom is slightly more popular than Julien.

Etymology of Julien

The name 'Julien' is derived from the Latin name 'Julianus', which itself is derived from the Roman family name 'Julius'. The origin of the name 'Julius' is uncertain, but it is believed to be of Etruscan or Greek origin. Some theories suggest that it may be derived from the Greek word 'ioulos', meaning 'downy-bearded' or 'youthful'.

Cultural Significance of Julien

In Roman culture, the name 'Julianus' and its variations held significant cultural and historical importance. It was associated with the prominent Julian gens, which produced several notable figures in Roman history, including Julius Caesar and the Roman Emperor Augustus. The name 'Julien' carries echoes of this prestigious lineage and is often seen as a symbol of strength, leadership, and nobility.