Julian

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See also: Julián and jùliǎn

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Julian

  1. The Roman emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus or Julian the Apostate.
  2. A male given name derived, via Julianus from Julius
  3. A female given name derived from Juliana. It was popular in medieval England but today mostly appears in the form Gillian.

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Quotations[edit]

  • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue:
    An housholdere, and that a greet, was he; / Seint Julian was he in his contree. / His breed, his ale, was alweys after oon, / A bettre envyned man was nowher noon.
  • 1813 George Crabbe, Tracy, Poems by George Crabbe, Adolphus William Ward,The University Press (1907), page 455:
    "I'll give the Boy a Name you must approve: / He shall be Julian!" "An heroic Name / Of some old fool!" said the indignant Dame. / "Fool!" said the Husband; "nay, a glorious Prince; / Nor have Mankind beheld his equal since, / He the whole World from Superstition Free'd / And left the Bigots neither Cross or Creed.
  • 1968 Robin Maugham, The Second Window, McGraw - Hill, page 275:
    I was hoping the man would have some romantic name like Sebastian or Julian. However, as a surname Fletcher's all right.

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Adjective[edit]

Julian

  1. of, or relating to Julius Caesar

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Julian

  1. A male given name derived from Latin Julianus.

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Julian

  1. Genitive singular form of Julia.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Julian

  1. A male given name derived from Latin Julianus.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Julian

  1. A male given name derived from Latin Julianus.