Juliana

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Julianna
Pronunciation jūl-îanná
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name from Latin
Meaning "youthful"
Region of origin Mediterranean Europe
Other names
Related names Julianus, Julian, Julia, Julio, Julius, Julien, Julie

Juliana (variants Julianna, Giuliana, Iuliana, Julijana, Yuliana, etc) is a feminine given name which originated presumably from Julius Caesar, the Roman statesman and military leader.[citation needed] It is a portmentau of the names Julia and Anna. Juliana or Giuliana was the name of a number of early saints, notably Saint Julian the Hospitaller, which ensured the name's continued popularity in the medieval period.

People with the given name Juliana or Julianna[edit]

Medieval[edit]

Ordered chronologically
  • Julianna of Paul and Juliana (died 270), Christian martyr during the Aurelian persecution
  • St. Juliana of Nicomedia (died 304), Christian martyr during the Diocletian persecution
  • St. Juliana (fl. 304, a martyr associated with the legend of Saint Cucuphas
  • Juliana Grenier (died between 1213 and 1216)
  • St. Juliana of Liège (1193–1252), nun and visionary from Retinnes in Fléron in the Bishopric of Liège, now in Belgium
  • St. Juliana Falconieri (1270–1341), Italian foundress of the Servite Third Order
  • Juliana or Julian of Norwich (1342–1416), English anchoress, Christian mystic and theologian
  • Juliana Holszanska (1375–1448), third wife of Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Juliana Berners (1388–?), English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, said to have been a prioress

Early modern[edit]

Ordered chronologically

Modern[edit]

Ordered alphabetically by last name

Animals[edit]

  • Juliana (dog) (died 1946), a Great Dane awarded two Blue Cross medals

See also[edit]

  • Uliana, a list of people with the given name Uliana or Ulyana
  • Yuliana, a list of people