Julia

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Gender: F Meaning of Julia: "youthful" Origin of Julia: Latin Julia's Popularity in 2014: #86

An enduring classic, Julia has so much going for it: ancient roots but a modern, fashionable feel, simplicity and sophistication, and connections to both saints and celebs, including actress Julia Roberts and Saint Julia of Corsica. The elegant Julia's one of the least problematic choices a parent could make.

Julia was an ancient Roman imperial name given to females in the house of a Julius, as in Caesar. Julia is also Shakespearean, Dickensian, Orwellian and Harry Potter-related. The ground-breaking 1960's TV show Julia was the first to feature a non-stereotypical African American woman. Celebrity chef Julia Childs is a notable namesake.

Julia has been in the U.S. Top 150 since Social Security records have been kept. Now at Number 86, it's even more popular internationally--Number 3 in Poland and the Netherlands, 9 in Spain, and in the Top 45 in Canada, Belgium, France, Norway, Germany and Ireland.

If you think Julia is too simple, you might want to move to Juliet, Juliette, or Juliana, or even the Italian Giulia. Sixties short form Julie has segued from cute to middle-aged.--Jules/Jools is much more current.

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Famous People Named Julia

Julia Caesaris, daughter of Roman Emperor Julius Caesar
Julia Augusta (born Livia Drusilla), wife of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Julia the Elder, daughter of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Julia the Younger, daughter of Julia the Elder
Julia Drusilla, name shared by the sister and daughter of Roman Emperor Caligula
Julia Caesaris (Maria), wife of Roman statesman Marius
Julia Domna, wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Saint Julia of Corsica, virgin-martyr
Saint Julia, Portuguese martyr in Gaul
Julia Fiona Roberts, American actress
Julia Carolyn Child, American chef
Julia O'Hara Stiles, American actress
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfuss, American actress
Julia Eileen Gillard, first woman Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, U.S. First Lady as wife of President Ulysses S. Grant
Julia Gardiner Tyler, U.S. First Lady as wife of President John Tyler
Julia Ann "Julie" Harris, American actress
Julia Mary "Julie" Walters, English actress
Julia Marie Mancuso, American Olympic skier
Julia Kathleen McKenzie, English actress
Julia Zemiro, French-Australian TV presenter
Julia Dunstall, Canadian model
Julia Karin Ormond, English actress
Julia Sawalha, English actress
Julia Natasha Stone, singer of Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone
Julia Francesca Barretto (Baldivia), Filipina actress
Julia Gorges, German tennis player
Julia Baskin, American co-author of "The Notebook Girls"
Julia Elizabeth Wells, birth name of Julie Andrews, English actress and singer
Julia Lennon, mother of musician John Lennon
Julia Maria Ledóchowska, birth name of Saint Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish nun

Pop Culture References for the Name Julia

"Julia," 1977 movie and main character
"Julia," 2008 French movie and main character
"Julia," song by The Beatles inspired by Julia Lennon
Julia, character in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Julia, character in George Orwell's "1984"
Julia McNamara, character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Julia Cobb, a character on TV's "Cougar Town"
Julia Braverman, character on TV's "Parenthood"
Julia Mannering, character in "Guy Mannering" by Sir Walter Scott
Julia Romano, character in Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper"
Julia Salinger, character on TV's "Party of Five"
Julia Sugarbaker, character on TV's "Designing Women"
Julia, character in movie "Heart and Souls"
Julia Wilcox, character on TV's "Frasier"
Julia Myers, character in Jessica Burkhart's Canterwood Crest series
Julia Mendes, character on German soap "Verboten Liebe"
"Julie & Julia," memoir by Julie Powell and 2009 movie about Julia Child
Julia, character in manga/anime, 'Rave Master'
Julia Jason Andelius, character in "The dung-beetle flies at dusk" by Maria Gripe
Julia, character in G. A. Henty's, The Young Carthaginian
Julia Shumway, main character in the TV show "Under The Dome" based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

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