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What does Julius mean?

Julius Pronunciation of Julius [julius] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Julius is "youthful; Jove's child". Also form of Julian.

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, youthful (red), biblical, roman


VARIANTS Giulio, Jolyon, Jule, Jules, Julio



(male) Jalius, ..

(female) Julida, Julidi, ..

Julius Jeremias (J.J.), ..

How popular is Julius?

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)

Julius was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #94 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #312. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julius name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Julius (#312 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Julian (#45), Julio (#456), Jules (#1691) and Jule. These forms of Julius were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (MEDIAN #900), except for versions such as Julius which have fallen out of fashion. Julian is the most trendy name for newborns in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adulfus, Aldus, Altus, Arius, Aurelius, Caius, Celsius, Celsus, Claus, Clitus, Dacius, Darius, Delius, Fabius, Gaius, Gustus, Guus, Jairus, Jalil, Jalin, Jaliyl, Janiusz (see Janus), Janus, Jaris, Jarius, Jesous, Jesus, Jiles, Joris, Josias, Judas, Jul, Julee (see July), Juley, Juli, Juliano, Julianus, Julien, Julyan, Junio, Junior, Junius, Juri, Jurian, Jurik, Justinus, Justis, Justus, Jyles, Klaus, Lucius, Lugus, Marius, Paulinus, Paulus, Pius, Ruffus, Rufous, Rufus and Sirius. These names tend to be less frequently used than Julius.

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