Julia

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Julia
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin
Meaning"of the gens Julia, a descendant of Julus"
Other names
Related namesJulius, Julie, Ivlia, Juliana, Julianna
 
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Julia
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin
Meaning"of the gens Julia, a descendant of Julus"
Other names
Related namesJulius, Julie, Ivlia, Juliana, Julianna

Julia is usually a woman's given name. It is a Latinate feminine form of the name 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 1st most popular name in Austria.[2][3]

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In Ancient Rome, women from all branches of the Julius family were called Julia:

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