Junia Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Nicknames for Junia
June, Junie, June-bug
- Meanings and history of the name Junia
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
Junia Rosa Ruth Hanson (b. 2010), daughter of American musician Zac Hanson
- Junia in song, story & screen
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.