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Of Greek and Latin origin.

Possibly from the Greek word “ίουλος”, pronounced “ioulos”, meaning the first beard of adolescent boys.

It is related to Jupiter, Roman god of the sky, king of the gods in ancient Roman religion.

Julius was also the name of a prominent Roman family.

A most common feminine form of Julius.

Saint Julia of Corsica, known as Saint Julia of Carthage was a martyr and saint and is one of the first recorded bearers of the name in the Christian world.

It is a quite popular name in many places of the world, although it was rarely used until the Italian Renaissance.

Other forms of the name are Julia, Juliette, Júlia, Julie, Jools, Jules, Giulia, Giuliana, Lia, Julita, Julek, Giulietta, Yulia.

Famous bearers are Juliet Stevenson, Juliet Mills, Juliet Richardson, Juliet Simms, Juliet Rylance, Juliet Grey, Julite Turner.