Junia Name Meaning & Origin

Junia

Pronunciation: JOO-nee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Junia:

Feminine form of Junius, an old Roman family name derived from Juno, the name of the Roman mythological queen of the gods.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My name is Junia. When I first introduce myself people think I'm saying Julia I have to pronounce it very clearly a couple times for them to understand (JOO-NEEYA) and I've heard people pronounce the J like an H. But I still love having a unique name, and I've never meet another Junia

Nicknames for Junia: | Edit

June, Junie, June-bug

Meanings and history of the name Junia: | Edit

Junia (referred to by modern historians as "Junia Secunda"), a Roman woman who lived in the first century BC.
In Romans 16:7, St. Paul greets Junia (or, less likely, the male Junias) as Jewish Christian, imprisoned for her faith, a long-time Christian, and "outstanding among the apostles." The speculation that she was a woman apostle has made Junia celebrated among Christian feminists. Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Churches, her festival day is May 17.

Famous real-life people named Junia: | Edit

Junia Rosa Ruth Hanson (b. 2010), daughter of American musician Zac Hanson

Junia in song, story & screen: | Edit

Starting from the brief reference in Romans 16:7, Micheal E. Giesler has written "Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian," an engaging book for young adults about a faithful Christian martyr.

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