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Gender: M Meaning of Julian: "youthful, downy" Origin of Julian: English from Latin, variation of Julius Julian's Popularity in 2013: #47

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Julian is a rising star, having overcome the somewhat pale, aesthetic image it projected in the past and become a solid, handsome, recommended choice, and now solidly in the Top 50.

Julian has numerous historic and cultural references. In addition to St Julian the Hospitaller, patron saint of travelers, and the Roman emperor Julian, there are activist/politician Julian Bond, singer Julian Lennon, novelist Julian Barnes and painter/filmmaker Julian Schnabel, as well as the hero of Stendhal's The Red and the Black and characters on such TV shows as "Alias" and "Law & Order."

In addition to now being inside the Top 50 in the US, Julian has been enjoying an international resurgence in recent years, at Number 13 in Germany, and in the Top 20 in the Netherlands, Malta, Switzerland, and Brazil.

Celebrities who have chosen Julian for their sons include Robert De Niro, Lisa Kudrow, Jerry Seinfeld, and Paula Patton and Robin Thicke.

Jolyon is an interesting variant form, Julien is the French spelling, and Giuliano is the attractive Italian version.

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Famous People Named Julian

Julian Lennon, British musician; son of John Lennon
Julian Schnabel, American artist
Julian Assange, Australian activist/journalist; founder of WikiLeaks
Julian Marley, singer and son of Bob Marley
Julian McMahon, Australian actor
Julian Edelman, American football player
Julian Vandervelde, American football player
Julian Fellowes, Egyptian actor and screenwriter
Julian Sands, English actor
Julian Mandrake, American guitarist
Julian Adams, American actor
Julian Dorio, American musician
Julian Casablancas, American musician from The Strokes
Julian Hawthorne, American writer and journalist
Julian David Morris, English actor
Julian Posey, American football player
Julian David Cope, English rock musician
Julian Henry, son of American actor Robert De Niro
Julian Schwinger, American theoretical physicist & Nobel prize winner
Julian Barratt, English comedian
Julian Fuego Thicke, son of American singer Robin Thicke

Pop Culture References for the Name Julian

Julian Baker, character from TV series "One Tree Hill"
Julian Emerson Dilley, one of 1st surviving sextuplets in US (1993)
Dr. Julian Bashir, from TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Julian is the lemur on Nickelodean's "Penguins of Madagascar."
Julian, the main antagonist from the book series 'Chain Letter'.
Julian Luthor, Lex Luthor's brother in the TV series "Smallville"
Julian McGrath, boy from movie "Big Daddy"
Julian Marquet Sr, from the Dollanganger Series
Julian 'Jory' Janus Marquet Jr, from the Dollanganger Series
Julian Blackthorn, character in "The Dark Artifices" by Cassandra Clare
Julian, "Juju," son of blogger Miss James of Bleubird Vintage
Lord Julian from TV show "Reign"

Jolyon, Julean, Juliaan, Julianne, Julianne, Juliano, Julianus, Julien, Jullian, Julyan

Julian's International Variations

Juià (Catalan) Jule (Dutch) Julien (French) Juli (Hungarian) Giuliano, Giulio (Italian) Julián, Julio (Spanish) Halian (Zuni)