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Gender: Male Origin of Julien: French variation of Julian Julien's Popularity in 2017: #621

The name Julien is a boy's name of French origin. Julien is ranked #621 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

Julien is the form you use in France, but in the US, it will probably just confuse things.

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Famous People Named Julien

Julien Solomita, internet video star
Julien Benneteau, French tennis player
Julien Andrew Temple, English documentary filmmaker
Julien Duvivier, French film director
Julien Boutter, French tennis player
Julien R. Leparoux, French jockey
Julien Ingrassia, French racing driver
Julien Clerc (born Paul Alain Leclerc), French singer-songwriter
Julien Jousse, French racing driver
Julien Green, American writer

Pop Culture References for the name Julien

Julien Sorel, main character in "The Red and the Black" by Stendhal
Julien-K, American electronic music group


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.