Meaning: Its source is a Latin expression meaning "Jove's descendant."
Languages: This girl's name is used in German, Dutch, English, Italian, French, Spanish and Polish.
Alternative Spellings: Julee
Popularity: The name Julia ranked 31st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 89th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name was popular earlier in the 20th century, then fell off in usage, but has begun making a comeback in recent years.
Narrative: Some authorities prefer the meaning ''downy beard.'' However, this might have been understood as an attribute of Jove, the chief of the Greco-Roman gods.
The original form evolved into Julius, the Latin name of a Roman clan whose most famous member was the military and political leader Julius Caesar.
Arts and Music
- Julia Margaret Cameron (born 1815, died 1879)
British photographer whose photographs illustrated Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
- Julia Morgan (born 1872, died 1957)
- Built Hearst''s Castle at San Simeon, California (see list of Miscellaneous Architects)
- Julia Bernice
- Ruler of southern Syria in the 1st century (see list of Miscellaneous Political Leaders)
- Julia M. Carson (born 1938)
- Representative, D-Indiana, 1997- (see list of Women in the House of Representatives)
- Julia Butler Hansen (born 1907, died 1988)
- Representative, D-Washington, 1960-74 (see list of Women in the House of Representatives)
- Julia Hines Mabus
Literacy activist and educator. Chair of the Mississippi Literacy Foundation and the Governor's Task Force on Childcare.
- 1990 National Council of Women''s Women of Conscience award winner (see list of Women of Conscience Award winners)
- Julia E. Robinson
- 1984 National Council of Women''s Women of Conscience award winner for her devotion to the needs of troubled youths (see list of Women of Conscience Award winners)
- Julia Child (born 1912)
American chef. Author of many cookbooks and star of several TV series on cooking.
- Undoubtedly the most famous female chef in history (see list of Chefs)
- Julia Dent Grant (born 1826, died 1902)
- Wife of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President (see list of United States First Ladies)
- Julia Roberts
- 1999 gross earnings: $50 million (see list of Top-paid Stars)
- Julia Stockton Rush
- Wife of Benjamin Rush (see list of Wives of Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
- Julia Gardiner Tyler (born 1820, died 1889)
- Second wife of John Tyler, 10th President (see list of United States First Ladies)
- Julia Lasher
- Member of the Women''s International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (see list of Women's International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame)
Stage and Screen
- Julia Barr (born 1949)
- Actress on the soap opera ''''All My Children'''' (see list of Performers on ''All My Children'')
- Julia Faye
- Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Picture (see list of Movie Personalities with Stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame)
- Played by Carmen Maura (see list of Character from Almodovar's Matador)
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (born 1961)
- Julia Sanderson (born 1887, died 1975)
American singer and actress.
- Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio (see list of Radio Personalities with Stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame)
- Julia Santos
- Character on the soap opera ''''All My Children'''' (see list of Characters on ''All My Children'')
- Julia Solntseva
- Winner of the 1961 Cannes Film Festival Best Director award, for Story of the Flaming Years (see list of Cannes Film Festival Best Director Winners)
- Julia Sweeney
American actress and comedienne.
- A cast member on ''''Saturday Night Live,'''' from 1990-1994 (see list of Saturday Night Live)
The Literary World
- Julia Ward Howe (born 1819, died 1910)
American poet, suffragist, and peace activist.
- Wrote ''''The Battle Hymn of the Republic'''' (see list of Poets of the Victorian Era)
- Disguised as a boy, she pursues her lover Proteus to Milan in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (see list of Shakespearean Characters)
- Julia M. Peterkin (born 1880, died 1961)
- 1929 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Scarlet Sister Mary (see list of Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
- Ju Ju
- Julia Goolia (from "The Wedding Singer")
- Family Jules