Julian

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Julian
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Latin
Meaning "youthful, downy"[1]
Region of origin Europe
Other names
Related names Julius, Julianne, Julia, Jolyon, Juliano, Julie

Julian is a common male given name in Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, France (as Julien), Italy (as Giuliano), Spain, Latin America (as Julián in Spanish and Juliano or Julião in Portuguese) and elsewhere.

From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from Julius. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).[2]

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Some variations of the name are:

  • Iúileán
  • Julius
  • Juliana
  • Giuliano
  • Jolyon
  • Julian
  • Julián
  • Julijan
  • Juliyan
  • Julien
  • Julyan
  • Jullyan
  • Juleane
  • Julean
  • Juliaan
  • Julianne
  • Julion
  • Julyin
  • Julyon
  • Juliano
  • Julen
  • Juliene
  • Julienn
  • Julienne
  • Jullien
  • Jullin
  • Julyen
  • Jülyen
  • Jullian
  • Ιουλιανός (Iulianos, Ioulianos)
  • Juljan
  • Illán
  • Iulian
  • Iulică
  • Turiano
  • Lulo
  • Juli
  • Gabelica
  • Xulián
  • Xián
  • Xiao

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