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Julia

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455k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Julia

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

Wiktionary

From Latin IÅ«lia, feminine form of the Roman gens name IÅ«lius. Further popularized by early Christian saints.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 89 Julia, a main belt asteroid; named for Saint Julia of Corsica.

Julia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Julia

Julia Stiles is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Julia was given the name Julia O'Hara Stiles on March 28th, 1981.

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Julia Butterfly Hill is an environmentalism, motivational speaker, and environmental activist. Julia was given the name Julia Lorraine Hill on February 18th, 1974 in Mount Vernon, Missouri.

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Julia Roberts is an actress and executive producer. She was most active from 1987 to present. Julia was given the name Julia Fiona Roberts by her parent Betty Lou Bredemus on October 28th, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, U.S.

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Dame Julie Andrews is an actress, singer, author, theatre director, dancer, and child singer. She was most active from 1945 to present. Dame was given the name Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1st, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an actress, comedian, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Julia was given the name Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus by her parent Gérard Louis-Dreyfus on January 13th, 1961 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Julia Child was a chef. Julia was given the name Julia Carolyn McWilliams on August 15th, 1912 in Pasadena, California, U.S. She left this life on August 13th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Julia

Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia was royalty. She was most active from 1901 to 1910. Alexandra was born as the child of Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel on December 1st, 1844 in Yellow Mansion, Copenhagen. She passed away on November 20th, 1925.

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He has been prominent since 1969. Raúl was given the name Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay on March 9th, 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He passed away on October 24th, 1994.

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Claudia Livia Julia is royalty. Claudia was born as the child of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor in Lugdunum.

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Gaston Julia was a scientist. Gaston was born on February 3rd, 1893 in Sidi Bel Abbès. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 1978.

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She holds the title Virgin and martyr. Saint was born in 25 in Carthage. She died in 5.

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Princess Julia is an electronica, indie pop, and pop music musician. She was most active from 1981 to 1981. Princess was given the name Julia Fodor .

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How popular is the baby 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 #37 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 4,973 4,950 23 #48 girl name
1920 4,912 4,889 23 #55 girl name
1921 4,752 4,737 15 #58 girl name
1922 4,623 4,616 7 #60 girl name
1923 4,346 4,323 23 #62 girl name
1924 4,314 4,289 25 #62 girl name
1925 4,067 4,047 20 #65 girl name
1926 3,711 3,686 25 #75 girl name
1927 3,603 3,587 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 2,643 2,624 19 #91 girl name
1932 2,680 2,657 23 #92 girl name
1933 2,413 2,401 12 #97 girl name
1934 2,376 2,357 19
1935 2,359 2,343 16
1936 2,298 2,279 19
1937 2,307 2,283 24
1938 2,498 2,475 23
1939 2,660 2,637 23 #91 girl name
1940 2,725 2,706 19 #92 girl name
1941 2,861 2,846 15 #88 girl name
1942 2,921 2,904 17 #95 girl name
1943 2,985 2,971 14 #95 girl name
1944 2,696 2,687 9
1945 2,343 2,328 15
1946 2,802 2,796 6
1947 2,967 2,954 13
1948 2,783 2,775 8
1949 2,934 2,924 10
1950 2,734 2,728 6
1951 2,762 2,747 15
1952 2,792 2,784 8
1953 2,979 2,970 9
1954 3,166 3,157 9
1955 3,305 3,287 18
1956 3,333 3,322 11
1957 3,701 3,687 14
1958 3,846 3,835 11
1959 3,953 3,936 17
1960 3,796 3,787 9
1961 3,918 3,905 13
1962 3,765 3,751 14
1963 3,590 3,572 18
1964 3,555 3,540 15
1965 3,112 3,099 13
1966 3,056 3,045 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 2,616 2,604 12
1972 2,343 2,336 7
1973 2,100 2,094 6
1974 2,077 2,067 10
1975 2,015 2,002 13
1976 1,933 1,915 18
1977 2,082 2,068 14
1978 2,609 2,594 15
1979 2,577 2,566 11
1980 3,093 3,070 23 #98 girl name
1981 3,693 3,669 24 #88 girl name
1982 3,524 3,502 22 #84 girl name
1983 3,402 3,382 20 #85 girl name
1984 3,380 3,360 20 #87 girl name
1985 3,236 3,205 31 #85 girl name
1986 3,133 3,106 27 #88 girl name
1987 3,347 3,328 19 #86 girl name
1988 3,386 3,358 28 #88 girl name
1989 3,424 3,367 57 #96 girl name
1990 3,939 3,910 29 #83 girl name
1991 5,382 5,363 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 5,427 5,411 16 #62 girl name
1996 6,321 6,312 9 #48 girl name
1997 7,349 7,339 10 #37 girl name
1998 8,342 8,327 15 #32 girl name
1999 8,760 8,750 10 #30 girl name
2000 8,773 8,765 8 #29 girl name
2001 8,848 8,837 11 #27 girl name
2002 7,978 7,963 15 #33 girl name
2003 7,452 7,434 18 #33 girl name
2004 7,169 7,143 26 #32 girl name
2005 7,093 7,084 9 #31 girl name
2006 6,894 6,883 11 #31 girl name
2007 6,138 6,131 7 #34 girl name
2008 5,624 5,615 9 #41 girl name
2009 4,990 4,990 0 #50 girl name
2010 4,680 4,674 6 #55 girl name
2011 4,355 4,346 9 #57 girl name
2012 3,874 3,874 0 #65 girl name
2013 3,744 3,744 0 #75 girl name
2014 3,595 3,595 0 #86 girl name
2015 3,369 3,369 0 #89 girl name
2016 3,319 3,310 9 #88 girl name

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Popularity of Julia as a first name

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Popularity of Julia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Julia U.S.
  White 45.65% 64.26%
  African American 4.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 42.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Julia

People with the last name Julia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Julia

  • How Popular is the name Julia? Julia is the 141st most popular name of all time. In 2016 Julia was the 88th most popular name. As a last name Julia was the 21,912th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Julia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 454,600 babies born with the first name Julia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Julia to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Julia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 783 new born babies.
  • When was Julia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Julia is Monday, February 5th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Julia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Julia was in 2001 with a total of 8,837 babies. That's a lot of babies named Julia!
  • Random Julia Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Julia ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 72 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Julia: Your name in reverse order is Ailuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uilaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Julia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,185 people with the last name Julia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Julia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Julia as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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