Julian is a village in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 63 at the 2000 census. Julian was settled by French settlers. It was named for Julian Bahuaud, an early settler from France. The first name was chosen as no one seemed to be able to pronounce his last name. In June 1899, Julian Bahuaud was murdered for his money. He lived alone about 1/2 miles south of Julian. The murder went unsolved for 14 years. In 1913 one of three men who were under suspicion had a heatstroke in Kansas. He thought he was going to die so he confessed to his part in the murder. He recovered, was brought back to Auburn where he was tried and convicted. The murderer spent the rest of his life in the Nebraska State Penitentiary.