What does Julian mean?
Julian [ju-lian] as a boys' name is pronounced JOO-lee-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Julian is "youthful; Jove's child". Variant of Julius, the family clan name of several of the most powerful Roman emperors. First used in the 18th century. See also Giuliano. Musician Julian Lennon; activist Julian Bond.
1 more alternative form via Julius: Jule.Creative forms:
(male) Jalian, Jolian, ..
(female) Julijo, Julyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Julian Reuben (J.R.), ..
How popular is Julian?
Julian is a very popular first name for males (#276 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2277 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Julian reached its top position of #45 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Julian (#45 from recent data) are Julius (#312 from recent data), Julio (#456), Julien (#627), Jules (#1691) and Jule. Usage of these forms of Julian was at its apex in 2015 (adoption of 0.5%), except for versions such as Jules which have become somewhat outmoded. Julian and Julien are two of the more chic birth names in this list.
Julian▲ is pronounced similarly to Jaelan, Jaelin, Jailin, Jalan, Jalen▼, Jalenn, Jalon, Jaylan▼ and Jaylin▼. Other suggested similar names are Ailean, Allan▼, Arian▲, Brian▼, Cillian, Colan, Colman, Cullan, Curran, Dallan, Damian▲, Delman, Dillan, Dyllan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eirian, Elian, Filian, Gilian, Gillan, Gilman, Gullan, Jacan, Jacian, Jadrian, Jalin, Jaliyl, Jallal, Jaquan▼, Jarin, Jean▼, Jeavan, Jediah, Jentian, Jeriah, Jesiah, Jevan, Jian, Jordan, Jorian, Joslin, Juan, Jul, Julee (see July), Juli, Junius▼, Jurian, Justan, Juwan▼, Kalan, Kilian, Lucan, Lucian▲, Lukan, Nolan▲, Nollan, Rylan, Salman, Sulaiman, Suman, Sylvan, Tilman, Vyvian and Zalman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Julian.See names in meaning and etymology.