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Julia

[jool-yuh]
Julia is usually a woman's given name or a surname. It is of Latin origin and means "youthful". It is a well-used name throughout the world. It was the 34th 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.

Variants

Julius family

In Ancient Rome, women from all branches of the Julius family were called Julia (see Roman naming conventions).

Other Romans

People

Today, Julia is a common name and is also a surname.

As first name

As last name

  • Bernard Julia (b. 1952), French theoretical physicist at Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • Didier Julia (b. 1934), a French deputy
  • Gaston Julia (1893–1978), a French mathematician who devised the Julia set of fractals
  • Raúl Juliá (1940–1994), American actor

Fictional characters

Christian saints

In entertainment

  • Julia (film), a 1977 film starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, and Jason Robards.
  • Julia (TV series), a TV series starring Diahann Carroll that ran on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
  • "Julia (The Beatles song)", a song from The Beatles' The White Album.
  • "Julia (Eurythmics song)", a song by Eurythmics, based on the character in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and featured on their album, 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother).
  • Being Julia, a 2004 movie starring Annette Bening.
  • Julia (2008 film), a movie directed by Erick Zonca with Tilda Swindon.

Other uses

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