Meaning and name origin
Julia \j(u)-lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced joo-lee-AH, zhoo-lee-AH. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Julia is "youthful; Jove's child". Feminine of Julius. Used among the early Christians, but rare in the Middle Ages. Chef Julia Child; opera celebrity Julia Migenes; actresses Julia Ormond, Julia Roberts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Stiles.
Julia has 43 variant forms: Giulia, Giuliana▲, Giulianna, Giulianne, Giulietta, Jiulia, Joleta, Joletta, Jolette, Julaine, Julayna, Julee, Juleen, Julena, Juley, Juli▼, Juliaeta, Juliaetta, Juliana▲, Juliane, Juliann, Julianne▼, Julie▼, Julienne, Juliet▲, Julieta, Julietta, Juliette▲, Julina, Juline, Julinka, Juliska, Julissa▲, Julita, Julitta, Julyana, Julyanna, Julyet, Julyetta, Julyette, Julyne, Yulia and Yuliya.
Julia is a very popular first name for females (#89 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19120 out of 88799, Top 22%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Julia for girls. Julia reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in 2001 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Julia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Julia (#86), Juliana (#157), Juliette (#255), Juliet (#258), Giuliana (#373), Julie (#409), Julissa (#499), Julianne (#901), Julieta (#961), Juliann, Jolette and Juli. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Julia is also pronounced similarly to Jalea, Jiuliya, Jiyulia, Jola, Joli, Jolie▼, Jullia, Jullie, Jully and July. Other suggested similar baby names are Eulia, Julisa, Junia and Tulia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Julia.