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What does Julius mean?

Julius /ju-li-us/ as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Julius is "youthful; Jove's child".


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

Affiliated boy names: Julian and July.

Julius has 2 feminine forms: Julia and Juliana.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jalius, Jaylius, ..

(female) Julisie, Juliussie, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Julius for boys. Julius was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #94 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #309. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 recent rankings) are Julian (#47 in recent rankings), Julio (#452), Jule and Jules. These forms of Julius were at the height of their popularity in the year 2011 (median #950) and have remained as popular to this day (#961, 0.3%), but with versions such as Julius falling 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.