Gender: Female Meaning of Juliana: "youthful or sky father" Origin of Juliana: Latin Juliana's Popularity in 2019: #175

Juliana Origin and Meaning

The name Juliana is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "youthful or sky father".

Long common in Europe, the elegant and regal Juliana, also spelled with two n's, has invaded these shores, in tandem with the more classic Julia. Together with Julian, the name derives from Julius, a Roman family name. Its origin is shrouded in history, but possible roots include Latin iuvenis, meaning "youthfu"; Greek ioulos, meaning “downy-bearded”; or Jovis, a form of Jupiter, which means "sky father".

There were several early Saint Julianas and Queen Juliana was the long-reigning monarch of The Netherlands. Julianna Margulies has given that spelling of the name a substantial push.

Juliana has been on the Top 1000 since 1881.

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Rank in US: #175

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Famous People Named Juliana

Pop Culture References for the name Juliana

Liana, Julianna, Julliana, Juliann, Julianne, Julyana, Julyanna, Lianne, Julieana, Julieanna, Lianna

Juliana's International Variations

Julinka, Julesa, Juliska, Julianja (Hungarian) Julienne (French) Juliane (German) Giuliana (Italian)


JH Says:


We've chosen this beautiful name for our little girl due in October. It was between this, Julia, Julianne, and Juliette. Juliana is so pretty and has such a wonderful history!

TechnoKitten Says:


Oh my god this is one of my favorites.

Daiseymae Says:


I love this name! It is so beautiful and feminine sounding.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Sweet name, love it

Juliana Wilson Says:


My name is Juliana and I've loved growing up with it, but my friends and family have only ever just called me Juli (no "e" lol). Not sure why as Juliana is really pretty but I've been Juli for so long, it'd be weird to go by my full name lol.

Andrya Cain Says:


I love this name! I named my daughter Juliana Faith in 1999 and have only come across it a few times in her 16 years. It is unique but a good strong name!

patricia Says:


Juliana is a very popular name in Spanish speaking countries,the "j" is pronounced like the English sound "h" like "j" ="/h/ , just like other popular Spanish names Juan or Juana or Julio/a. My daughter's name is Juliana and I always have to clarify that it is "h"uliana, as opposed to the "j" sound like in the word "June" or "Jude". Usually when Spanish borrows a foreign name from English like Jonathan or Jessica, they preserve the original sound of the "j", in this case, like nobody would say "h"onathan or "h"essica, but unfortunately it seems like that doesn't happen when a foreign name is borrowed into English or at least some names. The same analog can do with the name John, it is so popular in English that everybody knows that the "j" is pronounced like in the word "June".

SoDallas3 Says:


Juliana is so beautiful. I feel that Julia and Julie are so dated and Juliet is quite popular, Juliana just feels like a great alternative. Especially since it's been used throughout Europe.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


So pretty! I think I prefer this name over Julia or Julie