Julian

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Julian mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Julian

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Jul"ian
Relating to, or derived from, Julius Cæsar.

Etymology: L. Julianus, fr. Julius. Cf. July Gillian

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine; he restored paganism as the official religion of the Roman Empire and destroyed Christian temples but his decision was reversed after his death (331?-363)
  2. Of or relating to or characteristic of Julius Caesar ("the Julian calendar")
Wiktionary
  1. The Roman emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus or Julian the Apostate.
  2. A male given name derived, via Julianus from Julius
  3. A female given name derived from Juliana. It was popular in medieval England but today mostly appears in the form Gillian.
  4. A census-designated place in California.
  5. A village in Nebraska.
  6. A census-designated place in North Carolina.
  7. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.

Julian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Julian

Julian Assange is an editor-in-chief of wikileaks, wikileaks, and editor-in-chief ofwikileaks. Julian was born on July 3rd, 1971 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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Julian Lennon is a rock music musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, Drum kit, Harmonica, Banjo, and Vocals. He was most active from 1984 to present. Julian was given the name John Charles Julian Lennon on April 8th, 1963 in Liverpool. Julian is also known as Jules and Jude.

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Julian Casablancas is an indie rock and alternative rock musician. He has been prominent since 1998. Julian was given the name Julian Fernando Casablancas on August 23rd, 1978 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Julian Edelman is a football player. Julian was born on May 22nd, 1986 in Redwood City, California.

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Julian Draxler is a soccer player for the VfL Wolfsburg, FC Schalke 04, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Julian was born on September 20th, 1993 in Gladbeck, Germany.

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Jools Holland is a boogie-woogie, jazz, blues, r&b, rock, punk rock, and rhythm musician. He was most active from 1974 to present. Jools was given the name Julian Miles Holland on January 24th, 1958 in Blackheath, London, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Julian

Julian was royalty. He holds the title 63 and 63rd Emperorof theRoman Empire. His career lasted from 355 to 355. Julian was born as the child of Julius Constantius and Basilina in Constantinople. He left this life on June 26th, 0363.

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Percy Lavon Julian was a chemist. Percy was born on April 11th, 1899 in Montgomery, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on April 19th, 1975.

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Janet Julian is an actress, teacher, and actor. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1994. Janet was given the name Janet Louise Johnson on July 10th, 1959 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

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Peter S. Julian is a Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, Shadow Minister for Industry, Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons (Canada), Minister of Natural Resources (Canada), Minister of Innovation, Science, and . His career lasted from 2015 to 2015. Peter was born on April 16th, 1962 in New Westminster.

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Alexander was born on February 8th, 1948 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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How popular is the baby name Julian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 32 0 32
1881 36 0 36
1882 41 0 41
1883 48 0 48
1884 48 0 48
1885 49 0 49
1886 50 0 50
1887 40 0 40
1888 47 0 47
1889 49 0 49
1890 71 8 63
1891 48 5 43
1892 52 0 52
1893 68 0 68
1894 53 0 53
1895 55 0 55
1896 62 5 57
1897 53 0 53
1898 76 7 69
1899 51 6 45
1900 86 7 79
1901 66 0 66
1902 62 0 62
1903 59 0 59
1904 71 6 65
1905 78 0 78
1906 108 6 102
1907 100 8 92
1908 95 7 88
1909 113 11 102
1910 134 5 129
1911 159 7 152
1912 301 7 294
1913 366 6 360
1914 462 13 449
1915 592 13 579
1916 645 19 626
1917 665 13 652
1918 737 13 724
1919 706 20 686
1920 713 20 693
1921 780 15 765
1922 786 13 773
1923 689 15 674
1924 738 11 727
1925 739 23 716
1926 727 24 703
1927 643 22 621
1928 653 19 634
1929 611 19 592
1930 607 17 590
1931 510 8 502
1932 573 12 561
1933 459 6 453
1934 480 6 474
1935 504 7 497
1936 460 12 448
1937 460 11 449
1938 432 7 425
1939 465 8 457
1940 518 7 511
1941 512 11 501
1942 536 6 530
1943 565 11 554
1944 468 12 456
1945 478 15 463
1946 531 7 524
1947 563 11 552
1948 540 7 533
1949 543 10 533
1950 518 12 506
1951 500 8 492
1952 530 8 522
1953 527 8 519
1954 504 9 495
1955 479 9 470
1956 455 6 449
1957 466 9 457
1958 470 10 460
1959 469 8 461
1960 500 8 492
1961 541 16 525
1962 488 11 477
1963 484 12 472
1964 521 12 509
1965 470 9 461
1966 462 10 452
1967 463 13 450
1968 489 16 473
1969 542 19 523
1970 649 12 637
1971 652 8 644
1972 639 15 624
1973 737 19 718
1974 667 17 650
1975 760 14 746
1976 752 18 734
1977 766 20 746
1978 659 19 640
1979 679 15 664
1980 782 30 752
1981 906 37 869
1982 1,044 51 993
1983 969 38 931
1984 978 40 938
1985 1,575 48 1,527
1986 1,596 53 1,543
1987 1,546 57 1,489
1988 1,733 61 1,672
1989 2,273 62 2,211
1990 2,767 69 2,698
1991 2,744 54 2,690
1992 2,605 61 2,544
1993 2,546 60 2,486
1994 2,551 49 2,502
1995 2,759 58 2,701
1996 2,923 68 2,855
1997 2,991 81 2,910
1998 3,137 84 3,053
1999 3,294 78 3,216
2000 4,693 104 4,589 #87 boy name
2001 5,026 84 4,942 #82 boy name
2002 5,297 74 5,223 #78 boy name
2003 5,473 64 5,409 #77 boy name
2004 5,739 69 5,670 #74 boy name
2005 6,190 78 6,112 #74 boy name
2006 6,861 69 6,792 #65 boy name
2007 6,844 68 6,776 #66 boy name
2008 7,519 63 7,456 #61 boy name
2009 7,426 46 7,380 #62 boy name
2010 7,630 54 7,576 #53 boy name
2011 7,651 35 7,616 #49 boy name
2012 7,412 38 7,374 #53 boy name
2013 7,550 41 7,509 #47 boy name
2014 7,696 31 7,665 #47 boy name
2015 8,062 26 8,036 #45 boy name
2016 8,410 45 8,365 #39 boy name
2017 8,415 22 8,393 #36 boy name

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Popularity of Julian as a first name

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Popularity of Julian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Julian U.S.
  White 71.59% 64.26%
  African American 7.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Julian

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

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Fun Facts about the name Julian

  • What name lists does Julian rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Julian? Julian is the 362nd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Julian was the 36th most popular name. As a last name Julian was the 2,349th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Julian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 206,368 babies born with the first name Julian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Julian to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Julian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Julian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Julian is Thursday, April 30th, 1835.
  • What year had the most people named Julian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Julian was in 2017 with a total of 8,393 babies. That's a lot of babies named Julian!
  • Random Julian Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Julian ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 90 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Julian: Your name in reverse order is Nailuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uajlin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Julian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,520 people with the last name Julian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Julian? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Julian as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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