Ioulia is a female Greek name which has both Greek and Latin roots. In ancient Greece, the name Ioulios (the male respective of Ioulia)  referred to a particular season of the year, which included summer as well. Later, in the Roman years, Ioulios became a name, with the most known bearer of the name being Iulius Caesar, known in English as Julius Caesar. Name Ioulia is the Greek respective name of Julia.

name ioulia Sound of name Ioulia: Ee-oo-leé- a

Male Version of name Ioulia: Ioulios

Nameday of name Ioulia: December 21st

Origin of name Ioulia – Ioulia the Martyr

We already referred to the etymology of name Ioulia; for the Greek Orthodox Church, the name Ioulia is actually associated with a woman who was born in Carthage during the 5th century AD.

Ioulia came from a wealthy family, but was sold to a Syrian merchant in 439. This man sailed to Corsica where he anchored to participate to a pagan feast; according to the story, Ioulia did not disembark, because she did not want to participate in such a feast since she was a Christian. The ruler of the city ordered her to pay tribute to the pagan symbols and when she refused she was crucified.

The Eastern Orthodox Church declared Ioulia a martyr, celebrating her memory on December 21st.

Nicknames deriving from name Ioulia

Ioulia features a few nicknames and diminutives.  These are, Julia, Iouliani, Youla, Youlitsa, Ioulitsa, Julietta.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Ioulia

Ioulia is a very good hearted person, always willing to help other people. Some people consider her to be a little naive sometimes, but she just hides her maturity and smartness behind her kindness.


5 Responses to Ioulia

  1. Julia June 10, 2015 at 17:34 #

    My name is Julia-Ioulia I live in Greece by I celebrate my nameday on May 18. Martyr’s Iloulia’s.

  2. Ioulia February 17, 2012 at 16:16 #


    My name is Ioulia as well. I am Russian born but lived in Mexico for the most of my life so I feel like one. Now I live in Spain, in Gerona. If you wish to know more about me, do not hesitate to write to: and I will be more than happy to answer to your questions.

    Best reards,


  3. Jackie February 20, 2011 at 22:58 #

    Hi my name is Ioulia and I live in Syracuse New York. I am named after my grandmother and i go by Jackie. My grandmother is from Cypress and goes by Julia.

  4. ioulia January 3, 2011 at 08:07 #

    Hi my name is Ioulia and im russian, living in Canada.

  5. Ioulia November 22, 2010 at 10:28 #

    hi I am Ioulia most people do not understand my name because it isn’t so popular.
    I have never seen any one with the name Ioulia before, but i really want to meet greek people so if
    your name is Ioulia or Ioulitsa please leave a reply.

    from Ioulia
    p.s I am in Australia and i am Greek

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