Of Latin and Greek origin.
Derives from the Roman name Iulianus and is associated with the name Julius.
Julian literally means “belonging to Julius” in Latin.
It is also used as a female name, deriving from the feminine form of Julian which is Julianne.
Julian the Apostate, was an renown Roman emperor, philosopher and author in Greek.
Another early bearer of the name is Roman Catholic saint Julian the Hospitaller. He is consider the patron of travelers, along with Saint Raphael and Saint Christopher.
Wide use of the name started in the Middle Ages.
Feminine forms of the name are Julianne, Jullian, Juliana, Gill, Gillian, Giuliana.
Alternative form of Julian are Jules, Jools, Julyan, Julen, Giuliano, Yulian.
Famous bearers are Julian Assange, Julian Sands, Julian Ovenden, Julian Morris, Julian McMahon, Julian Lennon, Julian Edelman, Julian de Guzman, Julian Marley, Julian Glover.
Julian is a popular name in Switzerland, Netherlands and Austria.