Girl Baby Name

Juliana

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Quick Facts on Juliana

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Greek, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 149
Pronunciation:
joo-lee-AHN-ah
Simple meaning:
From the House of Julius, soft-haired, youthful

Characteristics of Juliana

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Juliana

Juliana is an elaborate Latinate feminized version of the male name Julius/Julian. Julius is obviously an old Roman family, notably borne by the famous Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar in the first century B.C. who expanded the Roman Empire by conquering Gaul (a large region of modern day Western Europe). The Julius family name is one of the most ancient of all the patrician Roman names, and it’s thought to be derived from a few places. The Greek word “ioulos” means ‘downy-bearded’ and the Roman Latin word for ‘youthful’ is “juvenalis.” Further, the name could also be a contracted form of the Latin “Jovilius” which means ‘descended from Jove (Jupiter)’ who was the king of all gods in Roman mythology. The clan Julius (Gens Julia) also believed themselves to be descended from Aeneas by way of his son Julus. In any case, this prominent ancient Roman family gave birth to all of the “Julius”-related names: Julian, Julia, Julie, Juliana, Juliet, etc. Juliana was a rare name in the Middle Ages but experienced a revival during the Renaissance and was eventually imported to England where it has enjoyed moderate usage since the 18th century.

Popularity of the Name Juliana

The name Juliana has been around in America for at least over 120 years. The name brought in the 20th century with low usage, but has been quietly climbing the charts ever since. Some of the name’s biggest movements up the charts happened in the 1980s when it advanced over 400 positions in one decade alone. Juliana has continued to climb upwards as we’ve entered the 21st century; although it has yet to land a spot on the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl’s names. The name is most popular in the Northeast. It’s a current Top 50 in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and a Top 100 in Massachusetts and New York. Juliana is a fanciful version of the Latin Julia or the French Julie. With its four-syllable sound, Juliana is lyrical and romantic, and it’s quite a bit more “girly” than her counterparts. One of the few instances of ancient names that were not derived from the Bible, the “Julia” family of names is simple, elegant, and classical. These names hold universal appeal and certainly feel as if they were indeed descended from greatness.
Popularity of the Girl Name Juliana
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Juliana

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Juliana

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Juliana

    Juliana We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Juliana.

  • Popular Songs on Juliana

    Popular Songs on Juliana

    Juliana - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Juliana.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Juliana

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Juliana

    Juliana - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Juliana.

  • Famous People Named Juliana

    Famous People Named Juliana

    Famous People Named Juliana - Juliana Hatfield (musician); Juliana of Liège (saint); Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina (former Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

  • Children of Famous People Named Juliana

    Children of Famous People Named Juliana

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Juliana - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Juliana.

  • Historic Figures

    Juliana - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Juliana - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Juliana.

Personality of the Girl Name Juliana

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Juliana

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