Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Julia

gender = Female
meaning = Youthful
region =
origin = Latin
related names = Julius, Julie, Ivlia
footnotes =

Julia is usually a woman's given name or a surname. It is of Latin origin and means "youthful". It is a well-used name throughout the world. It was the 34th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and the 88th most popular name for females in the 1990 census there. It has been among the top 150 names given to girls in the United States for the past 100 years. It was the 89th most popular name for girls born in England and Wales in 2007; the 94th most popular name for girls born in Scotland in 2007; the 13th most popular name for girls born in Spain in 2006; the fifth most popular name for girls born in Sweden in 2007; the 94th most popular name for girls born in Belgium in 2006; the 53rd most popular name for girls born in Norway in 2007; the 70th most popular name for girls born in Hungary in 2005; the 19th most popular name for girls born in British Columbia, Canada in 2006. [ [http://www.behindthename.com/top/search.php?terms=julia Behind the Name] ]


*Džūlija (Latvian)
*Gill (English)
*Gillian (English)
*Giulia (Italian)
*Giuliana (Italian)
*Giulietta (Italian)
*Ioula (Greek)
*Ioulia (Greek)
*Iúile (Irish)
*Iulia (Bulgarian), (Hawaiian), (Romanian)
*Iuliana (Romanian)
*Jill (English)
*Jillian (English)
*Jillie (English)
*Jilly (English)
*Jools (English)
*Jovita (Spanish)
*Jowita (Polish)
*Jules (English)
*Julesa (Hungarian)
*Juli (Hungarian)
*Júlia (Hungarian), Portuguese, Slovak
*Juliana (Dutch), (English), (German), (Portuguese), (Spanish)
*Juliane (French), (German)
*Julianja (Hungarian)
*Julianna (English), (Hungarian), (Polish)
*Julianne (English)
*Julie (English), (French)
*Julienne (French)
*Juliet (English)
*Julieta (Spanish)
*Julietta (Spanish)
*Juliette (French)
*Julija (Croatian), (Lithuanian), (Slovene)
*Jūlija (Latvian)
*Julijana (Slovene)
*Julinka (Hungarian)
*Juliska (Hungarian)
*Julita (Polish)
*Julitta (Dutch)
*Julka (Czech)
*Juulia (Estonian)
*Uliana (Russian)
*Ulyana (Ukrainian)
*Xhulia ( Albania)
*Xhuliana ( Albania)
*Yulia (Russian), (Ukrainian)
*Yuliana (Bulgarian), (Russian)
*Yuliya (Bulgarian), (Russian)

Julius family

In Ancient Rome, women from all branches of the Julius family were called Julia (see Roman naming conventions).
*Julia Caesaris, the name of many Julias of the Julii Caesares (Julius Caesar branch)
*Julia the Elder, (Julia Caesaris) daughter of emperor Augustus
*Livia Drusilla, Julia Augusta, the wife of emperor Augustus
*Julia (daughter of Drusus the Younger) or Julia Drusi Caesaris, granddaughter of emperor Tiberius
* Daughters of Germanicus: Julia Agrippina or Agrippina the Younger, Julia Drusilla (see Drusilla (sister of Caligula) and Julia Livilla.
*Julia Drusilla, daughter of emperor Caligula

Other Romans

*Julia Urania, wife of Roman client king Ptolemy of Mauretania
*Julia Bodina, a freedwoman to queen Julia Urania of Mauretania
*Julia Procilla, mother of general Gnaeus Julius Agricola
*Julia Iotapa, Queen and Princess of Commagene
*Julia, daughter of King Julius Tigranes VI of Armenia
*Julia Agricola, daughter of general Gnaeus Julius Agricola and wife to historian Tacitus
*Julia Flavia, daughter of emperor Titus
*Julia Balbilla, poetess and companion of Hadrian's wife Vibia Sabina
*Julia Serviana Paulina, niece of emperor Hadrian
*Julia Fadilla, younger half-sister to emperor Antoninus Pius and paternal aunt to empress Faustina the Younger
*Julia Domna, empress and wife of emperor Septimius Severus
*Julia Maesa, Domna's elder sister
*Julia Soaemias, daughter to Julia Maesa and mother of emperor Elagabalus
*Julia Avita Mamaea, Soaemias' sister and mother of emperor Alexander Severus
*Julia Severa or Severina, daughter of emperor Philip the Arab
*Julia Aurelia Zenobia, Syrian queen of Palmyra
*Helena of Constantinople or Flavia Julia Helena mother of emperor Constantine I


Today, Julia is a common name and is also a surname.

As first name

*Julia Boutros (b. 1968), Lebanese singer, mostly known for her national song "Ghabet Shams El Haq"
*Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rican poet
*Julia Child (1912–2004), American gourmet cook, author, and television personality
*Julia Clarete (b. 1979), Filipino singer-actress
*Julia Anne Clarke, Playboy Playmate of the Month for March 1991
*Julia Fischer (b. 1983), German violinist
*Julia Gillard, Australian politician
*Julia Grant (1826-1902), wife of 18th U.S. President Ulysses Grant
*Julia Haworth (b. 1979), British actress.
*Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), wrote poem that became the Battle Hymn of the Republic
*Julia Irwin, Australian politician
*Julia Lennon (1914-1958), mother of John Lennon
*Julia Leonard (b. 1958), UK councillor
*Julia Louis-Dreyfus (b. 1961), American actress, costar of the TV series "Seinfeld"
*Julia Morgan (1872-1957), San Francisco architect, see Hearst Castle
*Julia Newmeyer (b. 1933), actress known as Julie Newmar, see Catwoman
*Julia Nyberg (1784-1854), Swedish poet
*Julia Roberts (b. 1967), American actress, star of the movie "Pretty Woman"
*Julia Sawalha (b. 1968), British actress
*Julia Stiles (b. 1981), American actress, star of the movie "10 Things I Hate about You"
*Julia Ormond (b. 1965), British actress, star of the movie "Legends of the Fall"
*Julia Sweeney (b. 1959), American actor and comedian, Alumna of Saturday Night Live
*Julia Savicheva (b. 1987), the Russian contestant from Eurovision 2004
*Yulia Volkova (b. 1985), Russian singer
*Julia Wells, singer known as Julie Andrews
*Julia Murney, Broadway actress, best known for her role as Elphaba in Wicked

As last name

*Bernard Julia (b. 1952), French theoretical physicist at Ecole Normale Supérieure
*Didier Julia (b. 1934), a French deputy
*Gaston Julia (1893–1978), a French mathematician who devised the Julia set of fractals
*Raúl Juliá (1940–1994), American actor

Fictional characters

*Julia, a character in the anime series "Cowboy Bebop"
*Julia Chang, a character in the fighting game series Tekken
*Julia Fernandez, a character in the anime series "Beyblade"
*Julia (1984), a character from George Orwell's dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
*Julia, a character in William Shakespeare's play "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
*Julia Flyte is one of the Flyte siblings in the novel "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh.
*Julia, a one-time character in the Simpson's episode "The Homer of Sellville".
*Julia Merton, a character in Oscar Wilde's short story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"
*Julia Pargetter, mother of Nigel Pargetter, owner of Lower Loxley, a minor stately home, in "The Archers".
*Julia Shuttlethwaite, a character in T.S. Eliot's play, "The Cocktail Party"
*Julia Forsyte Small, a character in The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
*Julia Sugarbaker, outspoken interior designer, played by Dixie Carter on the sitcom "Designing Women"
*Julia (Rave Master), a character in manga series Rave Master.

Christian saints

*Julia of Corsica, Feast Day May 22
*Marie Rose Julia Billiart, Feast Day April 8
*Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Saint Ursula, Feast Day October 21
*One of the Martyrs of Zaragoza

In entertainment

*"Julia" (film), a 1977 film starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, and Jason Robards.
*"Julia" (TV series), a TV series starring Diahann Carroll that ran on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
*"Julia (The Beatles song)", a song from The Beatles' The White Album.
*"Julia (Eurythmics song)", a song by Eurythmics, based on the character in George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and featured on their album, "1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)".
*Being Julia, a 2004 movie starring Annette Bening.
*Julia (2008 film), a movie directed by Erick Zonca with Tilda Swindon.

Other uses

*Julia River, a river in Switzerland.
*89 Julia, an asteroid.
*Julia set, a set of fractals defined by Gaston Julia.
*"Dryas julia", the Julia butterfly, a common New World "Heliconiinae" butterfly.
*Julia, the replacement for Hurricane Jeanne on the 2010 hurricane lists.

ee also

*Julie (given name)

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