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Julian is a boy’s baby name of English, German, and Polish origin that means “youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father”. Julian is more popular than the related name Julius and has been in the top 100 names since 2000.

Meaning of the name Julian:

English, Polish, German: youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father

Origin of the name Julian:

Julian is an English, Polish, and German baby boy's name that means “youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father”. Julian is derived from the Latin name Julius. Julian may be related to the name of Roman god Jupiter.

Symbolism of the name Julian:

The name Julian may be related to the Roman god Jupiter who is symbolized by lightning bolts and eagles.

Baby name Julian

Style of the name Julian:

traditional

Gender of the name Julian:

Julian is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Julian:

JOO-lee-ən, JOOL-yən (English), YOO-lyan (Polish, German)

Number of syllables in the name Julian:

two or three, depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Julian:

Julian evokes feelings of intelligence and leadership.

Alternative spellings for the name Julian:

Jolyon, Julyan

Nicknames for the name Julian:

Popularity of the name Julian:

According to the Social Security Administration, Julian is a popular boy’s name that has been in the top 400 baby names since 1900. Julian has consistently risen in popularity and entered the top 100 names in 2000. As of 2020 it is #34.

Related names for the name Julian:

Great middle names for the name Julian and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Julian:

  • Julian Marley (Jamaican musician)
  • Julian McMahon (Australian actor)
  • Julian Edelman (American football player)
  • Julian Mandrake (American guitarist)
  • Julian Adams (American actor)

Julians in popular culture:

  • Julian Baker (television, “One Tree Hill”)
  • Dr. Julian Bashir (television, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)
  • Julian Luthor (comics, DC Universe)
  • Julian McGrath (film, “Big Daddy”)
  • Julian Perkins (television, “Rizzoli and Isles”)