"Julia" has been in the top 100 girl names since 1989, but it has not broken the top 20. It is a familiar, well-established name, although not trendy.
In comparison our other top choice, "Olivia," has been in the top 20 most popular girl names since 2001. Since 2003 it has been ranked anywhere from 7th to 4th most popular.
The meaning of the name Julia is "Youthful."
The origin of the name Julia is Latin (feminine form of Julius).
"Marie is an important name in Steve's family, and I think it goes well with Julia.
By the way, in this picture Julia Sawalha ("Saffron" on Ab Fab) looks a lot like my sister, Danielle.