Alternate spellings: Julius, Julio, Julien
Julian is Latin and comes from the name Julius, which means “youthful.” Caesar was the most famous Julius ever (ironically, he was stabbed to death while still pretty youthful), and though he has the classic salad named after him, it’s unlikely he’s responsible for the mall-stand dessert classic the Orange Julius. Julian, the more common version today, has remained relatively popular since 1880, getting some help from John Lennon’s son Julian having a few rock hits of his own. Julian landed in the top 100 for the first time in 2000 and has continued its way up the list, along with its root name Julius.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008