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Gender: male
Pronunciation: JU-lee-en
Meaning: sky
Related Names: Iulian, Jude, Jules, Julia, Julian, Julianna, Julie, Juliet, Julietta, Juliette, Julius, -ien

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 619


Name: julien Origin: Latin,, Meaning (no case): sky

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The name Julien originated in Latin with the word for 'sky' (which is how we came to have the Julian calendar) and was used throughout history around Europe. The spelling Julien is the form that has remained in French-speaking areas and the common English spelling is Julian. Historically, the name is only to be given to male children, but the name is becoming a female name as well as a male name. It is, of course, also a surname.


The name Julien (despite recently having the possibility to be a female given name) only makes the list of the top 1000 given names for boys; it does not appear on the female list. For boys, the popularity of the name is rising in the US. In 2006, the name was the 596th most popular male given name. The name has only made it onto the list of most popular boys' names since 1990, and its average popularity from 1990-1999 was that it was the 946th most commonly given male name. Considering that, being 596th in 2006 shows a very strong upward trend toward popularity in the US. [1]

In France, the name remains extremely popular, ranging from 11th to 14th most popular in recent years (as a name for boys). In Belgium, the name is also popular: it ranked 18th in 2001. In Australia and Canada the name is also more popular than it is in the US, although it is not as popular as it is in French-speaking Europe. In Canada, the boys' name was 287th in 2003 and in Australia, the name was 379th in 1997. [1]


  • The name Julien celebrates its national name day on August 2nd in France every year.
  • Sacha Distel named her son Julien


  • Julien Inc is the name of a stainless steel fabricator
  • Julien was the name given to two small French car production efforts. The first was in Blois in the 1920's and the second was in Paris in the 1940's.



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Author: Rachel Hanson, +Sabertooth


Facts about JulienRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning sky  +
Meaningnc sky  +
Name julien  +
Origin Latin  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation JU-lee-en  +
Rank in 2000s 619  +
Related Iulian  +, Jude  +, Jules  +, Julia  +, Julian  +, Julianna  +, Julie  +, Juliet  +, Julietta  +, Juliette  +, Julius  +, and -ien  +
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