Julia

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Julia
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin
Meaning "of the gens Julia, a descendant of Julus"
Other names
Related names Julio, Julius, Julian, Julie, Julien, Iulia, Yulia, Juliana, Julianna, Jill, Jillian, Juliet, Juliette, Giuliana

Julia is usually a woman's given name. It has three syllables. It is a Latinate feminine form of the name Julio and Julius. Julius was a Roman family, derived from a founder Julus, the son of Aeneas and Creusa in Roman mythology, although the name's etymology may possibly derive from Greek ἴουλος (ioulos) "downy-[haired, bearded]"[citation needed] or alternatively from the name of the Roman god Jupiter.[citation needed]

Like its male counterpart, the given name Julia had been in use throughout Late Antiquity (e.g. Julia of Corsica) but became rare during the Middle Ages, and was revived only with the Italian Renaissance. It became common in the English-speaking world only in the 18th century. Today, it is frequently used throughout the world. It was the 10th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and the 88th most popular name for females in the 1990 census there. It has been among the top 150 names given to girls in the United States for the past 100 years. It was the 89th most popular name for girls born in England and Wales in 2007; the 94th most popular name for girls born in Scotland in 2007; the 13th most popular name for girls born in Spain in 2006; the fifth most popular name for girls born in Sweden in 2007; the 94th most popular name for girls born in Belgium in 2006; the 53rd most popular name for girls born in Norway in 2007; the 70th most popular name for girls born in Hungary in 2005; the 19th most popular name for girls born in British Columbia, Canada in 2006; the 9th most popular name for girls born in Germany in 2005; the 2nd most popular name for girls born in Poland in 2013[1] and the most popular name in Austria.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Top 50 Most Popular Girls' & Boys' Baby Names for 2013 in Poland". diminutive-names.com. 19 January 2014. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Popularity for the name Julia". Behind the Name. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "What Are the Most Common German Names for Boys and Girls?". about.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2018.