Jolyon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Julian:
From the Latin Julianus, which is a derivative of Julius, and old Roman family name thought to be derived from Iulus (the first down on the chin, downy-bearded). Because a person just beginning to develop facial hair is young, “youth” became an accepted meaning of the name.
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- Nicknames for Jolyon
Jo/Joe, Jolly, Jon, Jol/Joel.
- Meanings and history of the name Jolyon
Medieval variant of Julian.
- Famous real-life people named Jolyon
Jolyon Palmer is a British professional racecar driver.
Louis Jolyon West (Jolly) was an American psychiatrist and human rights activist.
Elizabeth Adeney, the oldest mother in the UK, giving birth at age 66, named her son Jolyon, widely reported by press as meaning "young at heart".
- Jolyon in song, story & screen
Jolyon was popularized by The Forsyte Saga, a series of novels by John Galsworthy, published from 1906-1921. It was made into a very popular television serial in 1967, and more recently adapted as a BBC miniseries in 2002-2003. In each, there are actually four characters named Jolyon Forsyte: Old Jolyon, Young Jolyon (aka Jo) and his two sons, Jolly and Jon.
Jolyon Wagg is a character in The Adventures of Tintin comic books.