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Julia is a top 100 Name that comes from Latin. It means "youthful."
Variations include: Iulia, Iuliana, Jewelea, Jeweleah, Jewelia, Jeweliah, Jewelya, Jewlya, Jewlyah, Juelea, Jueleah, Jula, Julea, Juleah, Juliah, Julica, Juliea, Julienne, Julija, Julita, Julity, Juliya, Julka, Julya
Saints with that name include St. Julia Maria Ledochowska, St. Julia of Billiart, St. Julia of
Carthage, St. Julia of Corsica, St. Julia of Merida, St. Julia of Troyes
St. Julia of Corsica (seventh century) was born in Carthage to a noble
Christian family. She was captured by Vandals and sold into slavery to a
pagan named Eusebius. When the ship landed at Corsica, she was
commanded to take part in a pagan festival. She refused. Her hair was
torn out of her head, and she was martyred.
Nathan is a Hebrew name meaning "gift of God"
Variations include Naethan, Naethin, Naethun,Naethyn, Naithan, Naithin,Naithon, Naithun,
Naithyn, Natan, Nate, Nathann, Nathean,Nathian, Nathin, Nathun, Nathyn,
Natthan, Naythan, Naythun, Naythyn, Nethan
Nathan in the Bible was a
prophet who lived in the time of King David. He reprimanded David for
his relationship with Bathsheba. He also wrote histories of the reigns
of King David and King Solomon. King David named one of his sons after
him. His story is told in the books of Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 2
For more information on Catholic Baby Names, please pick up a copy of The Catholic Baby Name Book