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Updated January 22, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Mongolian : From the far horizon
  • English : Christmas

Boy name variations

Yul

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Middle English yule ‘Christmastide’ (Old English gēol, reinforced by the cognate Old Norse term jól). This was originally the name of a pagan midwinter festival, which was later appropriated by the Christian Church for celebration of the birth of Christ.

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