Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Giuliana

Giuliana is a fanciful Italian feminine version of an old Roman name Iulianus (Julius), mainly thought to be the combination of the Italian Giulia (Julia) with the popular suffix “anna”. In the Middle Ages this name was often rendered Gillian (the female version of Julian). Giuliana is ultimately descended from the Latin Julia (from the old Roman family name Julius). The name is etymologically derived from one of a couple places. For one, Julius is said to mean “downy-bearded, soft-haired” in Latin (originally borrowed from the Greek “ioulos”) which indicates a ‘youthfulness’ given the time of one’s life when the first soft beard hairs grow. Secondly, the name Julius is thought to mean ‘descended from Jove’, another name for the Roman god Jupiter who presided over the Roman laws and social order. In any case, the most famous name bearer from antiquity was Julius Caesar, a great Roman general and statesman who notably conquered the Gauls. Due to his great victory, he was rewarded with almost unprecedented power in Rome as their Emperor. Ultimately assassinated on the Senate floor in 44 BC, Julius Caesar’s legacy would not be forgotten. The masculine and feminine forms of this name are widely used among the English, Spanish, French, Italians and more. The pretty Giuliana is used by Italians, Spanish and English-speakers alike.

All About the Baby Name – Giuliana

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME GIULIANA

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME GIULIANA

Giuliana made her debut on the U.S. popularity charts barely five years ago in 2007. The name was mainly introduced to the American public by a popular entertainment news anchor named Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi) on the E! Channel. This fresh-faced, sweet television personality brought her name into households nationwide and many new American parents have responded with one form of flattery – using her name for their daughters. Giuliana has since soared the female naming charts up to moderate levels of popularity. It’s a different rendering of the ultra-trendy Julia, and it carries an added Italian flair. We’re not surprised that America has embraced this name. However, we don’t expect it to climb too far up the charts given the overwhelming amount of name variation competition she has (Julia, Juliet, Julie, Julianne, Julissa, etc.). The “Julia” family of names are given to over 12,000 baby girls every year so together the names are quite a bit more popular than first meets the eye. We love names rooted in the old Latin language that don’t carry with them all that heavy Biblical weight. Other examples besides Julia and her sisters are Clara, Cecilia, Camilla, Lauren, Sienna, Tatiana, Valentina, Victoria, Valerie and Vivian. Giuliana in particular is a wonderful choice for parents of Italian-American descent that want to show off some of that Italian zest for life!

Quick Facts

ON GIULIANA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Italian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

314

PRONUNCIATION:

joo-LYAH-nah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Soft-haired, youthful; Daughter of Jove

Characteristics

OF GIULIANA

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Giuliana

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME GIULIANA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Giuliana

Popular Songs

ON GIULIANA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Giuliana


Famous People

NAMED GIULIANA

Giuliana Rancic (TV personality)

Children of Famous People

NAMED GIULIANA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Giuliana

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GIULIANA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Giuliana