Julian Name Meaning

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Fact: Julian was the name of a Roman Emperor, known as Julian the Apostate.

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A Deep Dive

Julian Overview

Meaning

Youthful, Jove’s child, downy-bearded, sky father

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin, Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name Julianus, meaning “belonging to Julius” or “youthful.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒuː.li.ən/

Popularity

Julian is a well-loved name internationally, especially in Europe and the Americas. Ranked 33rd most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

22 (Influential, Visionary, Powerful)

Name Styles

Classic, Vintage, Cool, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Intelligent, charismatic, artistic, thoughtful

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Julian the Hospitaller is a notable figure, known as the patron saint of travelers.

Name Day

January 9th
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Julian Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Julianus, Julius, Julien, Juliano, Giuliano, Julián, Jules, Giulio, Yulian, Julen, Julio, Jullian

Common Nicknames

Jules, Julesy, Jay, Juju

Diminutives

Jules, Jay, Juli, Jul

Famous People

  • Julian Assange
    (Australian Journalist)
  • Julian Casablancas
    (American Musician)
  • Julian Lennon
    (British Musician)
  • Julian McMahon
    (Australian Actor)
  • Julian Schnabel
    (American Artist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Julian Bashir
    ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," TV Series)
  • Julian Sark
    ("Alias," TV Series)
  • Julian Albert
    ("The Flash," TV Series)
  • Julian Solms
    ("Queen of the South," TV Series)
  • Julian Luna
    ("Kindred: The Embraced," TV Series)

Places

  • Julian
    (California, USA)
  • San Julian
    (Bolivia)
  • San Julian
    (Argentina)
  • Julian
    (North Carolina, USA)
  • San Julian
    (Philippines)

What Is the Meaning of Julian?

Julian means “youthful,” “downy-bearded,” or “sky father” in Latin. This name conveys a sense of vitality and intellect, often associated with individuals who are compassionate and intelligent.

What Is the Origin of The Name Julian?

Julian originates from Latin, derived from the Roman name Julianus. It was used in ancient Rome and has connections to Julius, a prominent Roman family name. The name has been adopted by various cultures and languages over centuries, maintaining its timeless appeal and historical significance.

Julian Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Julian in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#332021#352022#332023
Top 3 Rankings#312019#332021#332023

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Julian

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202333
(+2 from 2022)
7078
(-217 from 2022)
0.38653
202235
(-2 from 2021)
7295
(-381 from 2021)
0.38949
202133
(+1 from 2020)
7676
(+130 from 2020)
0.40969
202034
(-3 from 2019)
7546
(-893 from 2019)
0.40796
201931
(+5 from 2018)
8439
(+75 from 2018)
0.43913
201836
(+1 from 2017)
8364
(-85 from 2017)
0.43030
201737
(+2 from 2016)
8449
(+62 from 2016)
0.42691
201639
(+6 from 2015)
8387
(+327 from 2015)
0.41404
201545
(+2 from 2014)
8060
(+376 from 2014)
0.39424
201447
No change from 2013
7684
(+166 from 2013)
0.37497
201347
(+6 from 2012)
7518
(+130 from 2012)
0.37205
201253
(-4 from 2011)
7388
(-238 from 2011)
0.36409
201149
(+4 from 2010)
7626
(+39 from 2010)
0.37540
201053
(+9 from 2009)
7587
(+202 from 2009)
0.36930
200962
(-1 from 2008)
7385
(-82 from 2008)
0.34820
200861
(+5 from 2007)
7467
(+686 from 2007)
0.34246
200766
(-1 from 2006)
6781
(-16 from 2006)
0.30613
200665
(+9 from 2005)
6797
(+681 from 2005)
0.31003
200574
No change from 2004
6116
(+443 from 2004)
0.28750
200474
(+3 from 2003)
5673
(+263 from 2003)
0.26844
200377
(+1 from 2002)
5410
(+187 from 2002)
0.25748
200278
(+4 from 2001)
5223
(+279 from 2001)
0.25273
200182
(+5 from 2000)
4944
(+355 from 2000)
0.23902
200087
(+24 from 1999)
4589
(+1371 from 1999)
0.21975
1999111
(+13 from 1998)
3218
(+165 from 1998)
0.15782
1998124
(+7 from 1997)
3053
(+142 from 1997)
0.15057
1997131
(-2 from 1996)
2911
(+54 from 1996)
0.14571
1996129
(+3 from 1995)
2857
(+155 from 1995)
0.14258
1995132
(+8 from 1994)
2702
(+197 from 1994)
0.13434
1994140
(-5 from 1993)
2505
(+16 from 1993)
0.12289
1993135
(-2 from 1992)
2489
(-59 from 1992)
0.12050
1992133
(-11 from 1991)
2548
(-142 from 1991)
0.12138
1991122
(+1 from 1990)
2690
(-10 from 1990)
0.12691
1990123
(+14 from 1989)
2700
(+488 from 1989)
0.12546
1989137
(+30 from 1988)
2212
(+540 from 1988)
0.10554
1988167
(+16 from 1987)
1672
(+180 from 1987)
0.08351
1987183
(-11 from 1986)
1492
(-53 from 1986)
0.07650
1986172
(+2 from 1985)
1545
(+16 from 1985)
0.08040
1985174
(+63 from 1984)
1529
(+591 from 1984)
0.07945
1984237
(+4 from 1983)
938
(+5 from 1983)
0.04998
1983241
(-6 from 1982)
933
(-60 from 1982)
0.05006
1982235
(+17 from 1981)
993
(+124 from 1981)
0.05262
1981252
(+28 from 1980)
869
(+116 from 1980)
0.04666
1980280
(+21 from 1979)
753
(+90 from 1979)
0.04060
1979301
(-8 from 1978)
663
(+19 from 1978)
0.03701
1978293
(-27 from 1977)
644
(-101 from 1977)
0.03769
1977266
(-2 from 1976)
745
(+10 from 1976)
0.04358
1976264
(-2 from 1975)
735
(-9 from 1975)
0.04502
1975262
(+26 from 1974)
744
(+94 from 1974)
0.04586
1974288
(-24 from 1973)
650
(-66 from 1973)
0.03987
1973264
(+32 from 1972)
716
(+92 from 1972)
0.04437
1972296
(+7 from 1971)
624
(-21 from 1971)
0.03727
1971303
(+6 from 1970)
645
(+10 from 1970)
0.03548
1970309
(+35 from 1969)
635
(+110 from 1969)
0.03334
1969344
(+11 from 1968)
525
(+53 from 1968)
0.02870
1968355
(-4 from 1967)
472
(+20 from 1967)
0.02658
1967351
(+1 from 1966)
452
(-1 from 1966)
0.02540
1966352
No change from 1965
453
(-8 from 1965)
0.02492
1965352
(-3 from 1964)
461
(-46 from 1964)
0.02433
1964349
(+11 from 1963)
507
(+36 from 1963)
0.02501
1963360
(+5 from 1962)
471
(-7 from 1962)
0.02281
1962365
(-22 from 1961)
478
(-47 from 1961)
0.02274
1961343
(+9 from 1960)
525
(+34 from 1960)
0.02434
1960352
(+11 from 1959)
491
(+28 from 1959)
0.02268
1959363
(-5 from 1958)
463
(+3 from 1958)
0.02137
1958358
(-1 from 1957)
460
(+6 from 1957)
0.02135
1957357
(-9 from 1956)
454
(+4 from 1956)
0.02074
1956348
(-10 from 1955)
450
(-20 from 1955)
0.02097
1955338
(-9 from 1954)
470
(-24 from 1954)
0.02249
1954329
(-14 from 1953)
494
(-26 from 1953)
0.02387
1953315
(-3 from 1952)
520
(-1 from 1952)
0.02597
1952312
(+2 from 1951)
521
(+29 from 1951)
0.02640
1951314
(-12 from 1950)
492
(-13 from 1950)
0.02574
1950302
(-10 from 1949)
505
(-30 from 1949)
0.02777
1949292
(+6 from 1948)
535
(+2 from 1948)
0.02969
1948298
(-3 from 1947)
533
(-19 from 1947)
0.02990
1947295
(-16 from 1946)
552
(+29 from 1946)
0.02972
1946279
(+1 from 1945)
523
(+61 from 1945)
0.03169
1945280
(-2 from 1944)
462
(+5 from 1944)
0.03369
1944278
(-25 from 1943)
457
(-97 from 1943)
0.03290
1943253
(-4 from 1942)
554
(+24 from 1942)
0.03809
1942249
(-1 from 1941)
530
(+29 from 1941)
0.03763
1941248
(-10 from 1940)
501
(-9 from 1940)
0.03992
1940238
(+14 from 1939)
510
(+52 from 1939)
0.04300
1939252
(+14 from 1938)
458
(+33 from 1938)
0.04041
1938266
(-13 from 1937)
425
(-24 from 1937)
0.03740
1937253
(-4 from 1936)
449
(+1 from 1936)
0.04106
1936249
(-15 from 1935)
448
(-49 from 1935)
0.04209
1935234
(+7 from 1934)
497
(+23 from 1934)
0.04647
1934241
(+3 from 1933)
474
(+19 from 1933)
0.04464
1933244
(-27 from 1932)
455
(-104 from 1932)
0.04460
1932217
(+17 from 1931)
559
(+57 from 1931)
0.05203
1931234
(-15 from 1930)
502
(-90 from 1930)
0.04693
1930219
(-5 from 1929)
592
No change from 1929
0.05241
1929214
(-2 from 1928)
592
(-41 from 1928)
0.05345
1928212
(+2 from 1927)
633
(+12 from 1927)
0.05547
1927214
(-15 from 1926)
621
(-82 from 1926)
0.05345
1926199
(-4 from 1925)
703
(-13 from 1925)
0.06137
1925195
(-2 from 1924)
716
(-12 from 1924)
0.06218
1924193
(+8 from 1923)
728
(+55 from 1923)
0.06227
1923201
(-20 from 1922)
673
(-100 from 1922)
0.05944
1922181
(+1 from 1921)
773
(+8 from 1921)
0.06870
1921182
(+13 from 1920)
765
(+72 from 1920)
0.06723
1920195
(-10 from 1919)
693
(+7 from 1919)
0.06296
1919185
(-3 from 1918)
686
(-38 from 1918)
0.06756
1918182
(+4 from 1917)
724
(+72 from 1917)
0.06904
1917186
(+1 from 1916)
652
(+27 from 1916)
0.06797
1916187
(+4 from 1915)
625
(+46 from 1915)
0.06770
1915191
(-2 from 1914)
579
(+130 from 1914)
0.06573
1914189
(-2 from 1913)
449
(+89 from 1913)
0.06571
1913187
(+9 from 1912)
360
(+66 from 1912)
0.06713
1912196
(+2 from 1911)
294
(+142 from 1911)
0.06512
1911198
(+3 from 1910)
152
(+23 from 1910)
0.06297
1910201
(+6 from 1909)
129
(+27 from 1909)
0.06187
1909207
(+12 from 1908)
102
(+14 from 1908)
0.05767
1908219
(-10 from 1907)
88
(-4 from 1907)
0.05290
1907209
(-34 from 1906)
92
(-10 from 1906)
0.05801
1906175
(+41 from 1905)
102
(+24 from 1905)
0.07080
1905216
(+18 from 1904)
78
(+13 from 1904)
0.05446
1904234
No change from 1903
65
(+6 from 1903)
0.04693
1903234
(-5 from 1902)
59
(-3 from 1902)
0.04562
1902229
(-19 from 1901)
62
(-4 from 1901)
0.04670
1901210
(+14 from 1900)
66
(-13 from 1900)
0.05710
1900224
(+26 from 1899)
79
(+34 from 1899)
0.04873
1899250
(-41 from 1898)
45
(-24 from 1898)
0.03906
1898209
(+29 from 1897)
69
(+16 from 1897)
0.05223
1897238
(+2 from 1896)
53
(-4 from 1896)
0.04346
1896240
(-3 from 1895)
57
(+2 from 1895)
0.04416
1895237
No change from 1894
55
(+2 from 1894)
0.04343
1894237
(-31 from 1893)
53
(-15 from 1893)
0.04244
1893206
(+40 from 1892)
68
(+16 from 1892)
0.05618
1892246
(-4 from 1891)
52
(+9 from 1891)
0.03956
1891242
(-35 from 1890)
43
(-20 from 1890)
0.03935
1890207
(+24 from 1889)
63
(+14 from 1889)
0.05263
1889231
(+25 from 1888)
49
(+2 from 1888)
0.04117
1888256
(-6 from 1887)
47
(+7 from 1887)
0.03618
1887250
(-15 from 1886)
40
(-10 from 1886)
0.03659
1886235
(+1 from 1885)
50
(+1 from 1885)
0.04200
1885236
(+11 from 1884)
49
(+1 from 1884)
0.04226
1884247
(-22 from 1883)
48
No change from 1883
0.03911
1883225
(+42 from 1882)
48
(+7 from 1882)
0.04268
1882267
(-5 from 1881)
41
(+5 from 1881)
0.03360
1881262
(+29 from 1880)
36
(+4 from 1880)
0.03325
1880291
First SSA data recorded
32
First SSA data recorded
0.02703

American States Popularity Rankings for Julian

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#312021#402022#462023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#252021#192022#222023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#82021#82022#132023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#692021#752022#722023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#502021#612022#532023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#312021#472022#412023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#622021#492022#462023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#512021#532022#522023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#702021#612022#762023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#792021#892022#882023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#202021#222022#172023

Washington (WA)

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Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#322021#362022#222023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#142021#152022#102023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#792021#672022#512023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#542021#762022#992023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#962021#1122022#922023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1132021#1042022#1052023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#62021#72022#102023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#312021#412022#412023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1462021#1692022#1232023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#252021#262022#242023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1132021#1242022#1112023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#732021#872022#902023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1002021#1082022#1282023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#852021#812022#882023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#542021#612022#702023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#392021#472022#522023

Kentucky (KY)

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Utah (UT)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#582021#1232022#832023

Rhode Island (RI)

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Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1322021#1502022#1572023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#492021#732022#632023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#202021#622022#452023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#372021#952022#652023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#342021#492022#442023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#632021#562022#842023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1052021#1202022#952023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1592021#2222022#1472023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1272020#1232022#1122023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1092017#1582020#2132022

Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#922017#1152020#762022

Popularity Rankings for Julian in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#142020#152021#162022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#162020#172021#162022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#262021#252022#232023

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#322012#292013#292014

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#342021#312022#342023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#402021#412022#462023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#502021#482022#632023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#602021#522022#632023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#542020#552021

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#852021#962022#1152023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#1001992#971994#932022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
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Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1422020#1222021#1412022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1412019#1382020#1522021

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#1642022#1392023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1842021#1422022#2302023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#2002005#1642006

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2192020#2012021#1712022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2252021#2762022#2032023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#2442021#2562022#2312023

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3632017#3342020#3482023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Julian a Name for Boys or Girls?

Julian is traditionally a boy’s name but is also popular for girls. Its versatility makes it suitable for both genders, though it is more commonly used for boys. The name’s classic and elegant nature appeals to many parents.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Julian

  • Julianus
  • Julius
  • Julien
  • Juliano
  • Giuliano
  • Julián
  • Jules
  • Giulio
  • Yulian
  • Julen
  • Julio
  • Jullian
  • Jules
  • Julesy
  • Jay
  • Juju
  • Jules
  • Jay
  • Juli
  • Jul

Julian in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Julian Assange (Journalist, born 1971): An Australian journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, known for publishing classified information and documents.
  • Julian Casablancas (Musician, born 1978): An American musician, lead vocalist of the rock band The Strokes, and solo artist.
  • Julian Lennon (Musician, born 1963): A British musician and photographer, the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Powell.
  • Julian McMahon (Actor, born 1968): An Australian actor known for his roles in "Nip/Tuck" and "Charmed."
  • Julian Schnabel (Artist, born 1951): An American painter and filmmaker known for his large-scale paintings and films like "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
  • Julian Barnes (Author, born 1946): An English author known for his novels, including "The Sense of an Ending," which won the Man Booker Prize.
  • Julian Fellowes (Screenwriter, born 1949): An English actor, novelist, and screenwriter best known for creating the TV series "Downton Abbey."
  • Julian Green (Footballer, born 1995): An American soccer player who plays as a winger for Greuther Fürth and the United States national team.
  • Julian Glover (Actor, born 1935): An English actor known for his roles in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Game of Thrones."
  • Julian Edelman (Football Player, born 1986): An American former professional football player known for his career with the New England Patriots.
  • Julian Bashir ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," 1993 TV Series): The chief medical officer on the space station Deep Space Nine, known for his expertise and complex backstory.
  • Julian Sark ("Alias," 2001 TV Series): A cunning and resourceful antagonist who often clashes with the main characters.
  • Julian Albert ("The Flash," 2014 TV Series): A forensic scientist who works alongside Barry Allen and has a mysterious past.
  • Julian Solms ("Queen of the South," 2016 TV Series): A character involved in the drug cartel operations in this crime drama.
  • Julian Luna ("Kindred: The Embraced," 1996 TV Series): The Prince of the Vampires in San Francisco, striving to maintain order among the vampire clans.
  • Julian Marcus ("The Wedding Date," 2005 Film): A charming escort who accompanies the main character to her sister's wedding.
  • Julian Marsh ("42nd Street," 1933 Film): A Broadway director struggling to put on a successful musical despite numerous obstacles.
  • Julian Baker ("One Tree Hill," 2003 TV Series): A film producer and love interest of Brooke Davis in this teen drama.
  • Julian Shea ("Elementary," 2012 TV Series): A wealthy and influential character who becomes involved in various mysteries.
  • Julian ("Big Daddy," 1999 Film): A young boy who is taken in by a man trying to prove his maturity.
  • Julian (California, USA): A historic mining town in San Diego County, famous for its apple pies and charming old-west architecture.
  • San Julian (Bolivia): A town in the Santa Cruz Department, known for its agricultural production and local markets.
  • San Julian (Argentina): A port town in the Santa Cruz Province, notable for its historical significance and scenic coastline.
  • Julian (North Carolina, USA): A small community in Guilford County, known for its rural charm and proximity to Greensboro.
  • San Julian (Philippines): A municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, recognized for its beautiful beaches and vibrant festivals.

Similar Names to Julian

  • Julia
  • Juliana
  • Julius
  • Julieta
  • Juliane
  • Juline
  • Julio
  • Julis