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448k
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Julia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Youthful, Downy
  • #145 All Time
  • #86 in 2014
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507k Julie (French)

How popular is the name "Julia" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 783 783 0 #26 girl name
1881 737 737 0 #30 girl name
1882 816 811 5 #35 girl name
1883 875 875 0 #34 girl name
1884 942 935 7 #37 girl name
1885 1,069 1,062 7 #32 girl name
1886 1,068 1,061 7 #36 girl name
1887 1,049 1,043 6 #39 girl name
1888 1,298 1,292 6 #38 girl name
1889 1,201 1,201 0 #40 girl name
1890 1,275 1,275 0 #40 girl name
1891 1,206 1,200 6 #43 girl name
1892 1,360 1,360 0 #41 girl name
1893 1,378 1,367 11 #40 girl name
1894 1,325 1,320 5 #45 girl name
1895 1,380 1,380 0 #45 girl name
1896 1,407 1,407 0 #44 girl name
1897 1,385 1,380 5 #45 girl name
1898 1,469 1,462 7 #45 girl name
1899 1,297 1,297 0 #47 girl name
1900 1,772 1,766 6 #46 girl name
1901 1,378 1,362 16 #46 girl name
1902 1,509 1,501 8 #46 girl name
1903 1,447 1,447 0 #48 girl name
1904 1,426 1,426 0 #49 girl name
1905 1,642 1,642 0 #47 girl name
1906 1,603 1,603 0 #48 girl name
1907 1,680 1,680 0 #49 girl name
1908 1,759 1,749 10 #50 girl name
1909 1,936 1,931 5 #45 girl name
1910 2,081 2,074 7 #49 girl name
1911 2,168 2,158 10 #44 girl name
1912 2,838 2,825 13 #44 girl name
1913 3,208 3,195 13 #42 girl name
1914 3,826 3,813 13 #42 girl name
1915 4,842 4,831 11 #44 girl name
1916 5,077 5,066 11 #46 girl name
1917 5,102 5,078 24 #47 girl name
1918 5,288 5,267 21 #48 girl name
1919 4,972 4,949 23 #48 girl name
1920 4,912 4,889 23 #55 girl name
1921 4,752 4,737 15 #58 girl name
1922 4,622 4,615 7 #60 girl name
1923 4,346 4,323 23 #62 girl name
1924 4,313 4,288 25 #62 girl name
1925 4,065 4,045 20 #65 girl name
1926 3,710 3,685 25 #75 girl name
1927 3,605 3,589 16 #76 girl name
1928 3,227 3,206 21 #80 girl name
1929 2,981 2,949 32 #88 girl name
1930 2,895 2,879 16 #90 girl name
1931 2,641 2,622 19 #92 girl name
1932 2,681 2,658 23 #92 girl name
1933 2,412 2,400 12 #97 girl name
1934 2,377 2,358 19
1935 2,359 2,343 16
1936 2,297 2,278 19
1937 2,308 2,284 24
1938 2,499 2,476 23
1939 2,660 2,637 23 #91 girl name
1940 2,725 2,706 19 #92 girl name
1941 2,860 2,845 15 #88 girl name
1942 2,922 2,905 17 #95 girl name
1943 2,983 2,969 14 #95 girl name
1944 2,696 2,687 9
1945 2,343 2,328 15
1946 2,802 2,796 6
1947 2,966 2,953 13
1948 2,783 2,775 8
1949 2,934 2,924 10
1950 2,736 2,730 6
1951 2,759 2,745 14
1952 2,792 2,783 9
1953 2,977 2,968 9
1954 3,168 3,159 9
1955 3,303 3,285 18
1956 3,334 3,323 11
1957 3,701 3,687 14
1958 3,846 3,835 11
1959 3,952 3,935 17
1960 3,798 3,789 9
1961 3,918 3,905 13
1962 3,763 3,749 14
1963 3,590 3,572 18
1964 3,555 3,540 15
1965 3,111 3,098 13
1966 3,054 3,043 11
1967 2,782 2,776 6
1968 3,015 2,994 21
1969 3,728 3,715 13 #99 girl name
1970 3,199 3,180 19
1971 2,619 2,607 12
1972 2,342 2,335 7
1973 2,100 2,094 6
1974 2,076 2,066 10
1975 2,015 2,002 13
1976 1,934 1,916 18
1977 2,082 2,068 14
1978 2,607 2,592 15
1979 2,580 2,569 11
1980 3,091 3,068 23 #98 girl name
1981 3,692 3,668 24 #88 girl name
1982 3,522 3,500 22 #84 girl name
1983 3,400 3,380 20 #85 girl name
1984 3,378 3,358 20 #87 girl name
1985 3,231 3,200 31 #85 girl name
1986 3,133 3,106 27 #88 girl name
1987 3,345 3,326 19 #86 girl name
1988 3,383 3,355 28 #88 girl name
1989 3,425 3,368 57 #96 girl name
1990 3,937 3,908 29 #83 girl name
1991 5,381 5,362 19 #67 girl name
1992 5,041 5,021 20 #70 girl name
1993 4,676 4,659 17 #72 girl name
1994 4,854 4,841 13 #72 girl name
1995 5,426 5,410 16 #62 girl name
1996 6,321 6,312 9 #48 girl name
1997 7,349 7,339 10 #37 girl name
1998 8,341 8,326 15 #32 girl name
1999 8,758 8,748 10 #30 girl name
2000 8,772 8,764 8 #29 girl name
2001 8,846 8,835 11 #27 girl name
2002 7,978 7,963 15 #33 girl name
2003 7,452 7,434 18 #33 girl name
2004 7,168 7,142 26 #32 girl name
2005 7,091 7,082 9 #31 girl name
2006 6,893 6,882 11 #31 girl name
2007 6,137 6,130 7 #34 girl name
2008 5,623 5,614 9 #41 girl name
2009 4,987 4,987 0 #50 girl name
2010 4,679 4,673 6 #55 girl name
2011 4,352 4,343 9 #57 girl name
2012 3,872 3,872 0 #65 girl name
2013 3,738 3,738 0 #75 girl name
2014 3,578 3,578 0 #86 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Julia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 447,836 babies born with the name Julia in the United States. That's more than enough Julias to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 783 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Julia" was in 2001 with a total of 8,835 babies. (That's a lot of baby Julias)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Julia" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 42 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 6,893 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Julia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Julia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Julia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Julia as well as things modernly associated with the name Julia such as celebrities named Julia.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Julia

The name "Julia" is of Latin origin, and it means "Youthful, Downy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is an actress and executive producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Julia was born in 1967 as Julia Fiona Roberts in Smyrna, Georgia, U.S.

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Julia Ann

Julia Ann is an adult biography. Julia was born in 1969 as Julia Tavella in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews is an actress, singer, author, and theatre director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1945 to present. Julie was born in 1935 as Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an actress, comedian, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Julia was born in 1961 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Julia was born in 1981 as Julia O'Hara Stiles in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Julia Ormond

Julia Ormond is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to 2014. Julia was born in 1965 as Julia Karin Ormond in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

U is for useful, always to others.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Ailuj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ajuil". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Julia born Apr 9, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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