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Meaning and name origin

Julius \j(u)-lius\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Giulio, Jolyon, Jule, Jules and Julio.

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

There are 2 feminine forms of Julius: Julia and Juliana.


Julius is a very popular first name for males (#313 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8565 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Julius for boys (2015 statistics).

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 its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jule, Jules, Julian, Julio and Julius. (2015 statistics).

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 commonly used than Julius.


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