Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin, Scandinavian
Meaning:Young, youthful; Sacred to Jupiter; Downy-bearded
An age-old title for a baby fresh on the scene of life, Iulia is a Romanian and Scandinavian name whose time-weathered origins are difficult to pin down. Iulia may ultimately be from the Latin Iūlius, meaning “youthful” and “young.” This name was not only borne by a noble Roman family but is also given to July, ideal for your summer child. Iulia is considered a form of Julius, famously borne by Julius Caesar and also carrying the meaning “sacred to Jupiter”—the Roman god of the sky, lightning, and king of gods. Possibly Greek, Iulia might be based on Íoulos, meaning “downy-bearded,” a feature those of Ancient Greece and Rome associated with honorable and wise philosophers and rulers. Iulia’s roots weave throughout the classical era and, like fine wine, have aged perfectly to lend an elegant name for a young, old soul like baby.

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