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What does Julius mean?

Julius \j(u)-lius\ as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Julius is "Jove's child". Biblical: Julius, a Roman centurion, saved Paul during a hazardous voyage. Julio is the Spanish form. Singers Julio Iglesias, Julius La Rosa; basketball player Julius Erving.


Julius has 5 variants: Giulio, Jolyon, Jule, Jules and Julio.

For more information, see also related boy names Julian and July.

Julius has 2 feminine forms: Julia and Juliana.


Julius is a very popular first name for males (#313 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8853 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Julius for boys. Julius reached its top rank of #94 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #309. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Julius name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Julius and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Julius (#309 in 2014) are Julian (#47 in 2014), Julio (#452), Jule and Jules. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5938%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.4384%, down 26.2%), with the versions Jules, Jule and Julius becoming less fashionable. Julian (#47) and Julio (#452) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Julian undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jule, Jules, Julian, Julio, Julius in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Junius. This name tends to be less frequently used than Julius.