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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Juliana

Juliana has its roots in the Spanish-Catalan and Italian languages. It is the feminine form of the name Juliano or Julianus. The Dutch Caribbean origin claims that the name is the feminine version of Julian. The name can be interpreted as ‘downy’ or ‘soft hair,’ ‘sky father,’ and ‘youthful.’

Many saints shared the name Juliana or Guiliana during earlier centuries. One notable figure is St. Julian the Hospitaller, famous as the patron saint of hospitality in the Ghent and Macerata. He is also the patron saint for travelers, ferry workers, hotel keepers, pilgrims, and childless people.

St. Juliana of Nicomedia is another important patron saint. She rose to prominence in the Middle Ages and was known throughout the Netherlands as the patron saint of sick people, sickness, and bodily ills. Despite being tortured for her faith, she is remembered for her strong faith and devotion.

Juliana is the preferred form of the name in England and has been used since the 18th century. It is also used alongside the older form of the name Gillian. The masculine forms of the names are Julian in German, Julian in English, Julián in Spanish, Juliano in Portuguese, and Iulianus in Ancient Roman.

Juliane in German, Julianna or Julianne in English, and Iuliana in Ancient Roman are some of the variants of Juliana. A few diminutives of the name are Liane in German, Leanna and Liana in English, and Liana in Portuguese.

The name has been used in the fictional and literary world. For example, Juliana Crain is one of the main characters in the show The Man in the High Castle. In The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot, an animated musical fantasy film, Lady Juliana is Sir Lionel’s wife and is voiced by Jane Seymour, with Céline Dion taking over the singing parts.

The name is also used as the title of a 1998 Peruvian film, Juliana. It is also the name of one of the four signed poems of the Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf. Lastly, Juliana, or The Princess of Poland, is a play by John Crowne.


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Youthful; Soft hair; Sky father; Downy
1 word, 7 letters, 4 vowels, 3 consonants
Medium length and moderately easy to pronounce

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How To Pronounce Juliana?

Pronounced as ju-lee-ah-na

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Juliana in English.

Phonemic Representation Of Juliana

Phonemics is the study of a language’s distinctive sound units (phonemes), as standardized by the International Phonetics Association. When choosing a name for your baby, knowing its phonemic pronunciation gives an idea about the name’s sound pattern and auditory appeal. You can assess the name’s ease of pronunciation, memorability, and softness. Here is the phonemic transcription of Juliana in American and British accents.

  • In American English: /dʒuːliˈænə/
  • In British English: /ʤuː'liːənə/

Pronunciation of names, in fact, any spoken word, involves the participation of various parts of the mouth, vocal cord, nose, and lungs. Underneath all the sounds we make is the airstream flowing from the lungs and moving up to the mouth. It’s incredible how lips, tongue, teeth, alveolar ridge, palate, glottis, and larynx work harmoniously to bring out the words. Studies have proved that positive sounds like OM (AUM) help maintain hormonal balance and mental health and reduce stress and anxiety. So, what parts does Juliana trigger? Find the details here; the sound of Juliana might bring in more positive vibes into your life!


Raising the front part of the tongue to the palate. Airflow stop closure releases with friction


Tongue high back, rounded lips. Airflow is continuous


Raising the tongue tip while keeping the rest of the tongue down. Causes some obstruction of the airstream in the mouth


Tongue high front, spread lips. Airflow is continuous


Tongue low front, spread lips. Airflow is continuous


Tip of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge. Airflow stops for a fraction of a second


Tongue mid. Airflow is continuous

Notable People Named Juliana

This section covers people who have made the name Juliana famous with their contributions in various fields. It indeed is a little more inspiration for you to choose the name for your baby, don’t you think?

Juliana In Fancy Fonts

Visualize your little one’s name in different captivating fonts. You can use these fancy styles on birth announcement cards, nursery decorations, personalized gifts, to name a few. Select the perfect font from these options for a touch of personalization.

  • Double Struck Font
    𝕁 𝕦 𝕝 𝕚 𝕒 𝕟 𝕒
  • Bold Script Font
    𝓙 𝓾 𝓵 𝓲 𝓪 𝓷 𝓪
  • Fancy Style 35 Font
    յ u レ ï α η α
  • Fancy Style 7 Font
    Ĵ Ữ Ł Ɨ Δ Ň Δ
  • Love Font
    J♥ u♥ l♥ i♥ a♥ n♥ a♥
  • Black Square Font
    🅹 🆄 🅻 🅸 🅰 🅽 🅰
  • Hand Writing 2 Font
    J υ ʅ ι α ɳ α
  • X Above Bellow Font
    J͓̽ u͓̽ l͓̽ i͓̽ a͓̽ n͓̽ a͓̽


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