Fem. of Julius.
The name of two 1st C empresses consort of the Roman Empire, a 1st C Jewish client queen of the Roman empire, a 1st C Berber queen of Mauretania, a 1st C queen of Commagene, a 1st C queen of Cetis, a 4th C empress consort of the Roman empire and saint, a 4th C Iberian saint, and a 5th C martyr.
Withycombe s.n. Julia says the name did not come into use in England until the 18th C (despite the appearance of a Shakespearean character with the name); however, English examples can be found as early aas the 13th C. The name was rare throughout Europe before the Renaissance.
- ● 1256 Julia (nom) EARNb p. 5,
Juliæ (dat) ibid. p. 5;
1377 Julia (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4;
1381 Julia (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 71
- Early Modern English
- ● 1578 Jellia COmar-vol5 p. 85
- ● c823 Julia (nom) irminon-vol2 34, Ved
- Middle French
- ◑ 1423 Juliote favier 318
- ● 1265x1339 Guilia (nom) BBC-Berg 2;
1522x1532 Iulia (nom) DSF p. 56, 13;
1527 Julia (nom) Rome1527 p. 83
- ● 1513x1521 Iulia LeoX p. 14
- ● 954 julia (nom) CDGH XLVII
- ● 1510 Julia valencia1510 3852
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Julia". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Julia.