What does Julia mean?
Julia \j(u)-lia\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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 prominent first name for females (#89 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#24386 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Julia for girls. Julia reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #86 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Giuliana (#373 the previous year), Jolette, Juli, Juliana (#157), Juliann, Julianne (#901), Julie (#409), Juliet (#258), Julieta (#961), Juliette (#255) and Julissa (#499) are the prominent variation forms of Julia (#86 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 2011 (usage of 0.4448%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.4251%, down 4.4%), but with the versions Juli, Julianne and Julie becoming less trendy. The more fashionable names for newborns here are Giuliana (#373), Juliana (#157), Juliet (#258), Juliette (#255) and Julissa (#499), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Juliet and Juliette. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Julia and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Julia is 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 frequently used than Julia.