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Julio

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Quick Facts on Julio

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Latin, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 411
Pronunciation:
HOO-lyo
Simple meaning:
Soft-haired, Youthful, Descended from Jove

Characteristics of Julio

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Julio

Julio is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Julius. Julius is derived from an ancient Roman family name Julianus (from the gens Julia). The name most likely developed from the Greek “ioulos” meaning ‘downy-bearded’ or ‘soft-haired’. The name is also associated with “youth” due to the young age at which someone grows the first soft hairs on their chin. It is also thought to be related to Jove, another name for the Roman god Jupiter – the patron deity of ancient Rome who ruled over laws and social order. The Julianus family of ancient Rome were among the most prominent and claimed direct descent from the mythological Julus (son of Aeneas and ancestor to Romulus & Remus, the purported founders of Rome in the 8th century B.C.). The most notable name bearer was Gaius Julius Caesar, a Roman general and statesman during the 1st century B.C. His conquest of Gaul resulted in his famous uttering of words: “veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered). His achievements provided him with almost unmatched power in Rome; his dictatorship resulted in many political reforms which were instrumental in the Republic’s transformation into the Roman Empire. Fearing Caesar’s growing political power, an assassination conspiracy was hatched and lead by his old friend, Marcus Junius Brutus. Julius Caesar was stabbed on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. during a Senate session. He purportedly uttered his famous last words to his old friend: "Et tu, Brute?” The male name Julius and the Spanish equivalent Julio were rare by the Middle Ages but then experienced a revival in Italy and France during the Renaissance. All forms of the name, i.e., Julius (old Roman), Julian (Latin, English), Julien (French) and Julio (Spanish/Portuguese), have once again achieved prominence.

Popularity of the Name Julio

Julio has maintained a position on the American naming charts since the beginning of the 20th century. The name was used rarely in the early 1900s but slowly increased in stature up the charts as the Hispanic population grew in numbers. More and more Spanish names have come to populate the charts in the United States, and Julio is a Top 50 favorite among native Spanish speakers in this country. We have to say, Julio is one of our favorite male Spanish names. It’s distinguished and dignified. It would also be a great name for a niño pequeño born in July!
Popularity of the Boy Name Julio
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Julio

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Julio

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Julio

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

  • Popular Songs on Julio

    Popular Songs on Julio

    Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - a song by Paul Simon

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Julio

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Julio

    Fluxy & Julio: A Universe of Wonder (F.J. Montilla) - Looking through his telescope, Julio, a young astronomer boy, sees a strange meteor fall from the sky. It is actually a spaceship that lands next to his treehouse. Could it be a monster from outer space? Meet Fluxy and Julio, and join them on their first adventure in outer space. A journey through space-time, galaxies, and the wonderful mysteries of our universe. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Julio's Magic (Arthur Dorros) - Julio and his friend, master carver Iluminado, find their ideas in the forest, where dragons, lizards, and angels hide in the wood of every twisted branch. At home, Julio can't wait to make sculptures for the annual wood-carving contest. But Iluminado, whose eyesight is failing him, is too humble to enter. When Julio opens his heart to help his friend, he learns that winning is not nearly as important as giving. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Leo and Julio (Louise Leblanc) - At 7:15 PM Leo has a date with a vampire. For months now, whenever he has visited his grandfather at the graveyard, Leo has been exchanging notes with Julio, a vampire who lives in a nearby tomb with his family. They arrange to meet one night when Leo's parents are away and have a great time--until his parents return unexpectedly. Julio is trapped in the basement, and Leo worries that he'll disappear if he's still there when the sun comes up. Leo tells his parents the truth, and they help cover Julio from the sun and return him to the graveyard. They think it's all a joke, but when Julio disappears into his family's tomb, they have to think again. Leo and Julio is the touching story of a most unusual friendship. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Julio

    Famous People Named Julio

    Famous People Named Julio - Julio-Claudian Dynasty (first five Roman Emperors); Julio Iglesias (musician); Julio Acosta García (President of Costa Rica); Julio Argentino Roca (President of Argentina); Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo (President of Uruguay); Julio Franco (baseball player); Julio Lugo (baseball player); Julio Manon (baseball player); Julio Santana (baseball player); Julio González (Spanish sculptor)

  • Children of Famous People Named Julio

    Children of Famous People Named Julio

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Julio - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Julio.

  • Historic Figures

    Julio - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Julio

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Julio

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