Gender: Male Meaning of Julien: "youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father" Origin of Julien: French from Latin Julien's Popularity in 2019: #623

Julien Origin and Meaning

The name Julien is a boy's name of French origin meaning "youthful, downy-bearded, or sky father".

Julien is the handsome French form of Julian, which 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".

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mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


I dont know why the "contribute to this section" doesnt seem to work. But it is also a song by Carly rae Jepsen.

indiefendi2 Says:


It's lovely but I've always found it too syllable heavy.

fearlessfirefly Says:


What about Juliana?

softboiledeggs Says:


I like this name, but my brain associates it with King Julien the lemur. I like Julian as well.

indiefendi2 Says:


Julien almost sounds like Julianne. Almost.

LePapa Says:


If you wouldn't use Julianne for a boy, don't use Julian for a girl.

indiefendi2 Says:


Ok sue me but-- I've always been team Julian for a girl as well (Julia and Julianne bore me to tears) if not Julienne (perhaps a bit superfluous) so if I used it I would use this spelling. To me it's the perfect balance.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I prefer Julian.