Julia is a feminine form of Julius, which is possibly derived from the Greek iulios meaning "downy-bearded." Julia was very popular in the USA in the late 1800s as well as in the late 1990s-2000s. It became popular again after Julie fell out of favor in the and 1980s & 1990s. The rise to fame of American actress Julia Roberts (born 1967) may have helped boost the name's popularity.
See Also: Giulia, Julie, Julian

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