Julian - boys name

Julian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Julian name meaning:

The name Julian originated from the Latin name Iulianus, which was derived from the Roman family name Julius. It is a masculine name that has a rich history and carries multiple meanings. The most common interpretation of the name Julian is "youthful" or "downy-bearded," referencing the soft facial hair that appears during adolescence. This meaning reflects the name's association with youthfulness, vitality, and energy.

Julian is also associated with the Julian calendar, a calendar system introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC. This association adds a sense of significance and historical importance to the name. Additionally, Julian has ties to Christianity, as it is derived from the Latin word for "belonging to Julius," and was used as a name for early saints.

Overall, the name Julian carries connotations of youthfulness, energy, and historical significance. It is a popular name that has maintained its appeal throughout the years, providing a strong and meaningful choice for parents seeking a name for their baby boy.

Origin: Latin

Downy-haired, youthful.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Julian , Giuliana , Giulio , Jolyon , Julee, Juleen, Julienne, Julina, Lianne

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 282 out of 4789

166 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (244)

Historical popularity of Julian

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