US Popularity:48
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Youthful; Jove's child; Downy bearded
Julian is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin, meaning “youthful,” "downy bearded," or “Jove’s child.” When baby joins your family, they will bring with them the curiosity and innocence of youth, giving you the chance to see the world through a child’s eyes again. Full of inquisitiveness, baby Julian can embrace their youthful years, always remembering that joy as they grow. This can also connect baby to the Roman god Jove, more commonly known as Jupiter, who was followed in ancient Roman times as a sky god. With this heavenly mythological parentage to look to, your little Julian can embrace their role as a leader and a positive influence on those around them.

Famous People Named Julian

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  • Julian Assange
  • Julian Edelman
    Football Player
  • Julian Lennon
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Julian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Julian is currently #122 on The Bump
Boy:Julian is currently #86 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Julian is currently #74 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Julian is currently #48 in U.S. births
Boy:Julian is currently #47 in U.S. births
Girl:Julian is currently #8855 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 765
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lanksy, pg. 175

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Julian (adj.), September 2018

  • WordSense, Julian

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Julius, October 2017

  • WordSense, Julius

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Jove, October 2017

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Jupiter (n.), December 2021

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, juvenile (adj.), September 2017

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