Meaning: Its source is Julianus, a Latin name meaning "Jove's descendant."
Languages: This boy's name is used in German, English and Polish.
Variant Forms: Jolyon
Feminine Forms: Juliana
Source Forms: Julianus
Popularity: The name Julian ranked 81st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 276th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Narrative: Some authorities prefer the meaning ''downy beard.'' However, this may have been understood to be an attribute of Jove, the chief of the Greco-Roman gods.
Arts and Music
- Julian ''Cannonball'' Adderley (born 1928, died 1975)
American jazz musician.
- Alto sax player (see list of Readers' Picks for the Jazz Hall of Fame)
Science and Philosophy
- Julian Huxley (born 1887, died 1975)
- Known for his popular books on biology (see list of Biological Scientists)
- Julian S. Schwinger
American physicist known for his work in quantum electrodynamics.
Stage and Screen
- Julian Bashir
Fictional character. Medical officer aboard the space station Deep Space Nine.
- Portrayed by Alexander Siddig (see list of Characters on ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'')
- Played by Giancarlo Esposito (see list of Character from Spike Lee's School Daze)
- Julian Marx
- Portrayed by Jack Warden (see list of Characters in the film Bullets Over Broadway)
- Ju Ju
Meaning: Its source is a Latin expression meaning "Jove's descendant."
Variant Forms: Julene
Popularity: The name Julian ranked 2792nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
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.
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