Jolyon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Julian:
From the Latin Julianus, which is a derivative of Julius, and old Roman family name thought to be derived from Iulus (the first down on the chin, downy-bearded). Because a person just beginning to develop facial hair is young, “youth” became an accepted meaning of the name.
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- Comments and insights on the name Jolyon
Reminds me of a polygon.
- Personal experiences with the name Jolyon
I have a Best Friend named Jolyon. He moved schools last year, but we're still Best Friends no matter what. I miss him though. I haven't seen him or heard from him since he left. His name always reminds me of what we did together. Me, Charlotte and Mia would always play with him. He moved because they were selling their house and someone offered to give them $50,000 to $600,000 for it. It wasn't his choice if they should move or not. But they did move. I really, really miss him. And Jolyon, my Best Friend, if you're reading this, this was from your Best Friend Karla. We all miss you here!!! <3 :)
- Nicknames for Jolyon
Jo/Joe, Jolly, Jon, Jol/Joel.
- Meanings and history of the name Jolyon
Medieval variant of Julian.
- Famous real-life people named Jolyon
Jolyon Palmer is a British professional racecar driver.
Louis Jolyon West (Jolly) was an American psychiatrist and human rights activist.
Elizabeth Adeney, the oldest mother in the UK, giving birth at age 66, named her son Jolyon, widely reported by press as meaning "young at heart".
- Jolyon in song, story & screen
Jolyon was popularized by The Forsyte Saga, a series of novels by John Galsworthy, published from 1906-1921. It was made into a very popular television serial in 1967, and more recently adapted as a BBC miniseries in 2002-2003. In each, there are actually four characters named Jolyon Forsyte: Old Jolyon, Young Jolyon (aka Jo) and his two sons, Jolly and Jon.
Jolyon Wagg is a character in The Adventures of Tintin comic books.