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What does Jolyon mean?

Jolyon Pronunciation of Jolyon [joly-on] as a boys' name. Variant of Julian (Latin) "young". Literary: Jolyon Forsyte is a character in John Galsworthy's series of novels, "The Forsyte Saga".

Affiliated boy name: Julius.


3 relations via Julian: Julien, Julio and Julyan.

Creative forms:
(male) Jalyon, ..

(female) Jolyja, Jolysa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jolyon Dilan (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jolyon?

Jolyon is an uncommon given name for men and also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Julian (#45 a year ago), Julius (#312), Julio (#456) and Julien (#627) are the prominent related forms of Jolyon (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Jolyon were popular as baby names in 2015 (average #360), except for the version Julius which have become somewhat dated. Julian has historically been the top pick of parents, although Julien seems to be gaining popularity too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julian, Julien, Julio, Julius in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Julian, Julius outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jolyon is alike in pronunciation to Jaelon, Jailon, Jalan, Jalen, Jalenn, Jalon and Jaylon. Other suggested similar names are Allon, Allton, Alon, Alton, Apollon, Aryon, Bolton, Bryon, Canyon, Coleton, Colson, Colston, Colton, Colyn, Corydon, Coulson, Delron, Delton, Dilon, Doron, Dowson, Eilon, Eldon, Ellton, Elon, Elson, Gillon, Gorton, Jakson, Jalin, Jason, Jaxson, Jayvon, Jenson, Jerron, Jevon, Joao, Joby, Jocko, John, Johnson, Johon, Jon, Jonson, Jordan, Jordon, Jorian, Jorn, Joron, Jory, Jovann, Jovon, Keldon, Kelvon, Kolton, Lyon, Meldon, Milton, Nolyn, Norton, Ronson, Ryon, Salton, Seldon, Torion, Waldon, Walton and Wilson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jolyon.