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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Julian

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Julian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Julian:

  • Records indicate that 162,615 boys in the United States have been named Julian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 7,558 people in the U.S. were given the name Julian. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Julian

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      23 Positive Comments

  • "My son Julian was born 12/8/2008. I love his name. He was named after my Great grandmother Guilia. We have called him Jules, Ju Ju, Ju Ju Bear, and of course Julian. He struggles with his name because he thinks people will make fun of him because he?s biracial. We talk about it often and I hope as he grows out of insecurity he will LOVE his name again" Oct. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is julian and it is a VERY GREAT name. My parents wanted me to be named Noah but they thought about this name. (I sometimes call myself Noah)" Dec. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son julian after a little boy i used to babysit. My son was born in 2010. We call him juju for short. He loves his name" Jan. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. Its my fathers name and will be the name of my baby, due in June. Its strong yet sensitive and embodies the man I hope my boy becomes." Feb. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, we call him Julian, Jules, jool,Julian the Coolian. He's five years old now he was born in 2009. I wanted a good strong name so i named him Julian Alexander after Alexander the Great the son of a greek god. I never heard the name Julian before . I was writing names down one day all day long and just came up with it,I'm so glad i did,its suites him perfectly." May. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hated my name when I was very young...went by my middle name "Dean" for quite a while.... by my junior year I loved it, and so did the women...Thank god for a cool of people call me jules..J...or jool.....And honestly its weird, 90% of other Julians I have ever met in my life..were dark haired, lighter eyes..and at least semi muscular and attractive...funny but true!!!" Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! My lil bro is called Julian, named after Julian Lennon." Oct. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born 1968, Julian and while most of my mates & work colleagues call me Jules some still call me Julian. If I answer the phone I answer it "Hi, Julian speaking" and while I like it when people call me Jules I seldom refer to myself as Jules. - Is that weird?" Jan. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 year younger brother is named Julian, we call him Jul or Jules. He's 10 now and has no problem with his name." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 10 month old son is named Julian Ethan. I wanted a name people have heard of, but not on the top 10 name list. Just in case he grows up and hates the name (I can't image why he would) I gave him a common middle name (Ethan). My 20 month old daughter calls him "yew-ee"." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is a Julian and has only recieved positive comments on his name through his life. He is 13 now and never had an issue with his name. We call him Jules or Julias for fun. When I tell people his name it is always praised and people say how much they like it." Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name (he was born in 1933) is Julian, and he was named after his grandfather. If I had had a son, I would have named him Julian. However, my dad's nickname is "Jim" because his initials are "J.M." and when his southern parents called him that, the California neighbors thought they were saying "Jim" (JAY-em)!" Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am married to a Julian, I adore his name. He likes it too, named after Julian Lennon. I don't think I have met another which is nice, but there are a few in movies etc and they are not always nice characters! But I love it - like I love Jules!" Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a great name for a boy. It is unique but not weird! It is classy. My husband and I are naming our first son Julian !" Dec. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "sexy, sexy, very sexy. and "jule" as a nickname is pretty hot, too." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is SEXY! iT IS THE BEST NAME FOR A GUY AND GIRLS LOVE IT!" Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is Great! Very Unique. I rarely meet other people with this name, and I see 60 to 70 new people everyday. Once in a while I do get called Adrian or Julie-ann" Oct. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "that was my dad,s name i am thinking of naming my baby boy his grandpa,s name" Sep. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it!! This is my sons name and it just sounds so sophisticated!" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I named my first son this. It is unique, but it's been around enough that people have heard of it." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my husbands name and I have always loved it because it is distinctive and unique. It is a bit of a chore though, because no one remembers it and we get mail and the like for "Justin" on a regular basis. Love the name all in all." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Julian is my pick for a baby boy. I've loved it ever since I heard it." Nov. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1963,amd "Julian" was certainly not a comman anglo-Canadian name around the school yard... glad to see it it's soaring in 2000. Jolio, Jules, are other variations" Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "As a chld growing up in the north of England during the 70's & 80's, I had an absolute torrid time with this name. It wasn't until about mid 90's that I met another Julian and to this day I can only say I've come across four people with the same name. So, it is fairly unique, which is good, but it still puts me on the defensive when I hear it." Jul. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "Can be hard to pull off in the UK without being seen as a Southern toff. Took me a while to grow into. Often mispronounced Julieanne. 3 syllable names are a bit long but it's easily shortened to Jay/Jude/Jolio. Irritating the traditional shorter version Jules appears to have suddenly become a girls name." Apr. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born Oct 2009 and we named him Julian after Julian Lennon and the song "Hey Jude" We love the name and we hope he likes it just as much when he grows up. :-)" May. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name so much that my husband and I named our second son Julian. He is only 4, but loves his name and it's uniques, but not unheard of." Nov. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Julian McMahon ( Dr. Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck) makes this name attractive." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to get teased as a kid with "Julie-Ann" many a time. A lot of Americans pronounce it similarly which is wrong. It doesn't really bother me though. It's \ˈjl-yən\ Brits pronounce it correctly. As do most Southerners...especially Texans. :)" Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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