Meaning and Origin of: Julia

The name Julia is of Latin origin and means "youthful."
Meaning and Origin of Julia

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Youthful; a feminine version of Julius

What does Julia mean and stand for?

The name Julia is of Latin origin and means "youthful." It was once an ancient Roman name given to women born in the house of Julius. Possible roots include Latin iuvenis (youthfu); Greek ioulos (downy-bearded); or the form of Jupiter Jovis ("sky father").

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan (Julià) : from the personal name Julià, Catalan form of Julian.

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According to Social Security Administration data, Julia has been consistently popular, falling only slightly, but remaining in the top 100 since 2000. Julia also held a spot in the top 50 from 2000 to 2009.

However, it is the 26th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Julia was at its peak popularity in October 2019.

Julia is a classic name, beginning with Saint Julia of Corsica. It is Shakespearean, Dickensian, Orwellian, and Harry Potter-related. Julia Child, Julia Roberts, Julia Lennon, and Julia Duffy are popular namesakes.

Where is it Popular?

Julia was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Julia

  • Jules
  • Julie
  • Leah

Pairs well with these middle names