J names, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Julius comes from 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 means “shine; sky” via PIE *dyḗws (sky, heaven; sky god) so the name essentially means “sky father” or “god- father; heavenly father”. Julius is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Iulius (Ancient Roman)
  • Julian (Polish, German, English)
  • Iulian (Romanian)
  • Július (Slovak)
  • Julio (Spanish)
  • Júlio (Portuguese)
  • Xulio (Galician)
  • Giulio (Italian)
  • Jules (French)
  • Juliusz (Polish)
  • Iuliu (Romanian)
  • Yuli (Russian)
  • Yuliy (Russian)
  • Julij (Slovene)
  • Giuliano (Italian)
  • Iulianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Julen (Basque)
  • Yulian (Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Julyan (English)
  • Jolyon (English)
  • Julien (French)
  • Xián (Galician)
  • Julián (Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Julia (Ancient Roman, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Iulia (Ancient Roman)
  • Julie (French, English, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Júlia (Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak)
  • Julija (Croatian, Slovene, Lithuanuan)
  • Julia (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Yuliya (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian)
  • Yulia (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Ghjulia (Corsican)
  • Xulia (Galician)
  • Iúile (Irish)
  • Giulia (Italian)
  • Giulietta (Italian diminutive of Giulia)
  • Giuliana (Italian)
  • Jūlija (Latvian)
  • Juliet (English)
  • Juliette (French, English)
  • Julitta
  • Julietta (English, Polish)
  • Julianna (English, Hungarian, Polish)
  • Juliana (English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman)
  • Iuliana (Ancient Roman, Romanian)
  • Julienne (French)
  • Juliane (German, French)
  • Yuliana (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian)
  • Yulianna (Russian)
  • Ulyana (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Uliana (Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Julijana (Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Gillian (English)
  • Jillian (English)
  • Julissa (English)


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