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Gender: Male Meaning of Jolyon: "youthful" Origin of Jolyon: Medieval form of Julian

The name Jolyon is a boy's name meaning "youthful". Jolyon and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Galsworthy used this for "The Forsyte Saga," but in modern real life Julian would work better.

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Famous People Named Jolyon

Jolyon Palmer, English racing driver
Jolyon Brettingham Smith, English composer
Jolyon Connell, British journalist and founder of The Week.
Jolyon 'Jol' Danzig, American co=founder of Hamer Guitars
Jolyon Dixon, English guitarist
Jolyon Jackson, Irish musician and composer.
Jolyon James, Australian actor
Jolyon Rubinstein, English actor and writer
Jolyon Temple, Australian children's author.

Pop Culture References for the name Jolyon

Jolyon Wagg, character from the The Adventures of Tintin comics by Hergé.
Jolyon, several characters in the Forsyte Saga


Hailey Says:


I look at it and see "Jolly one." Do not like it at all.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Julian

esita Says:


Love this name.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


... I kind of like it, actually.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Didn't even realise this was a form of Julian! I was pronounced it JAHL-YON, though I think the spellling will go well in my story.

Catastroffy Says:


This is always going to be Jolyon Wagg of the Rockbottom thingamabobber to me.