Of Latin and Greek origin.
Originally the name Julius was that of a prominent Roman family.
Sources mention that its root comes from the Greek word “ίουλος” (ioulos), meaning the first beard of adolescent boys.
It was the name of the 14th century Benedictine English mystic St. Juliana of Norwich.
Her book “Revelations of Divine Love” is consider as the first book in the English language written by a woman.
She wrote about several aspects of spiritual life.
Variants are: Juliane, Julianna, Julianne, Liana, Liane, Yuliana, Giuliana, Gillian.
Famous bearers are Juliana Cannarozzo, Juliana Francis, Juliana Hatfield, Juliana Lohmann, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.