Julius Name Meaning & Origin

Julius

Pronunciation: JOO-lee-əs (key)

Origin of the name Julius:

A borrowing from the Latin, Julius originated as an old Roman family name thought to be derived from Iulus (the first down on the chin, downy-bearded). As a person just beginning to develop facial hair is young, “youth” became an accepted meaning of the name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Also pronounced YOO-lee-əs.

Also the brand name of Orange Julius, a popular fruit drink

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My son's name is Julius. He's the strongest and most handsome little boy around. And extremely caring. Everyone thinks his name really suits him.

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Jules, Jule, Yule, Jay

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Axelrod, Julius (1912-2004): American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner for his work into neurotransmitters
Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.C.): the most famous ruler of the Roman empire. His life has been dramatized in several works, most notably by William Shakespeare.
Erving, Julius "Dr. J" (b. 1950): American basketball star and sports legend
Held, Julius S. (1905-2002): art historian and longtime professor of art history at Barnard College
Marx, Julius "Groucho" (1890-1977): American comedian
Peppers, Julius (b. 1980): American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears
Schwartz, Julius Schwartz (1915-2004): editor of DC comics

Julius in song, story & screen: | Edit

Julius Rock - Chris' dad on the TV show Everybody Hates Chris
Julius Godding in "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place" by Julie Berry

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