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.
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.