What does julian mean?

Definitions for julianˈdʒul yən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Julian, Julian the Apostate, Flavius Claudius Julianus(adj)

    Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine; he restored paganism as the official religion of the Roman Empire and destroyed Christian temples but his decision was reversed after his death (331?-363)

  2. Julian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Julius Caesar

    "the Julian calendar"


  1. Julian(Adjective)

    of, or relating to Julius Caesar

  2. Julian(ProperNoun)

    The Roman emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus or Julian the Apostate.

  3. Julian(ProperNoun)

    derived, via Julianus from Julius

  4. Julian(ProperNoun)

    derived from Juliana. It was popular in medieval England but today mostly appears in the form Gillian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Julian(adj)

    relating to, or derived from, Julius Caesar

  2. Origin: [L. Julianus, fr. Julius. Cf. July, Gillian.]


  1. Julian

    Julian, also known as Julian the Apostate, as well as Julian the Philosopher, was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363 and a noted philosopher and Greek writer. A member of the Constantinian dynasty, Constantius II made him Caesar over the western provinces in 355, where he campaigned successfully against the Alamanni and Franks. Most notable was his crushing victory over the Alamanni in 357 at the Battle of Argentoratum despite being outnumbered. In 360 in Lutetia he was acclaimed Augustus by his soldiers, sparking a civil war between Julian and Constantius. Before the two could face each other in battle, however, Constantius died, after naming Julian as his rightful successor. In 363, Julian embarked on an ambitious campaign against the Sassanid Empire. Though initially successful, Julian was mortally wounded in battle and died shortly thereafter. Julian was a man of unusually complex character: he was "the military commander, the theosophist, the social reformer, and the man of letters". He was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, and it was his desire to bring the Empire back to its ancient Roman values in order to save it from dissolution. He purged the top-heavy state bureaucracy and attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity. His rejection of Christianity in favour of Neoplatonic paganism caused him to be called Julian the Apostate by the church. He was the last emperor of the Constantinian dynasty, the empire's first Christian dynasty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Julian

    jōōl′yan, adj. pertaining to C. Julius Cæsar (B.C. 100-44).—Julian year (see Year).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of julian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of julian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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  2. President Barack Obama:

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  4. Morris Dees:

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