The name Julianne ranked 544th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 818th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
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.