Julia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Julia

Julia

Pronunciation: JOO-lee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Julia:

Feminine form of the Latin Julius, an old Roman family name thougth to be derived from Iulus (the first down on the chin, downy-bearded). Because a person just beginning to develop facial hair is young, the definition of this name and its related forms has evolved to "youth."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Alternate pronunciation is HOO-lee-ah and YOO-lee-ah
This is my name

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A more sophisticated alternative to Julie, this name resounds with poise and elegance. Yet, it is certainly not so flowery and overdone as other top girl names in this generation.

This is my name and I've had a love/hate relationship with it. Thankfully now I love it and I love how timeless it is. I've met people in their 70's with my name, a handful of people around my age (20's) and lots of younger kids as well.
This is my name and I don`t like most of the nick names. I hate when people pronounce it JOOL-ya, instead of JOO-lee-ah. It sounds so un-prettied... bad way to describe it anyway Jules is my most annoying nickname. If you just call me Julia, pronouncing it right, I will solely LOVE my name.

Nicknames for Julia: | Edit

Julie, Jules, Jill, Jewel, Lia, Jay, JuJu, J-Bird, Julia-Bugs, Jewlz, Hulia, Julz, Julai, July, Fluffy

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Famous real-life people named Julia: | Edit

Julia Fiona Roberts - American actress
Julia Child - American chef
Julia Stiles - American actress
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss - American actress
Julia Gillard - first female Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Mancuso - American Olympic skier
Julia Ward Howe - American poet
Julia Gardiner Tyler - former First Lady of the United states and wife of John Tyler
Julia Dent Grant - former First Lady of the United States and wife of Ulysses S. Grant

Julia in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Julia," song by the Beatles.
"Julia Dream," song by Pink Floyd.
"Hey Julia," song by Robert Palmer.
"Julia" song by Chris Rea
"Julia," television series starring Diahann Carroll.
"Julia," 1977 film starring Jane Fonda & Vanessa Redgrave.
"Being Julia," 2004 film starring Annette Bening.
"Julia," 2008 film starring Tilda Swinton.
Julia, character in "Two Gentleman of Verona."
Julia, character in "The Wedding Singer".
Julia, character on TV series "Nip/Tuck".
Julia, character in "1984" by George Orwell.

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