Julia

Julia is the feminine form of Julius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter), the name of the chief god in the Roman pantheon. His name is derived from Indo-European *Dyeus-paterpater meaning “father” while Dyeus meaning “shine” or “sky”.

Origin: Latin, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Julie (French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, English)
  • Juliette (French)
  • Juliet (English)
  • Juliya (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Yuliya (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian)
  • Yulia (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Júlia (Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak)
  • Ghjulia (Corsican)
  • Julija (Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian)
  • Xulia (Galician)
  • Giulia (Italian)
  • Giulietta (Italian)
  • Jūlija (Latvian)
  • Iulia (Romanian, Ancient Roman)

 

Male forms:

  • Julius (Ancient Roman, English, German)
  • Iulius (Ancient Roman)
  • Jules (French)
  • Xulio (Galician)
  • Giulio (Italian)
  • Juliusz (Polish)
  • Júlio (Portuguese)
  • Julio (Spanish)
  • Iuliu (Romanian)
  • Yuli (Russian)
  • Yuliy (Russian)
  • Julij (Slovene)
  • Július (Slovak)
  • Julian (English, Polish, German)

 

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