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Gilian (girl)

What does Gilian mean?

Gilian Pronunciation of Gilian [gilian] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gilian) is a Latin name, and the name Gilian means "youthful". Gilian is a variant form of Gillian (Latin): anglicization of Juliana.

Associated with: youthful.


Gilian has 3 variants: Gillan, Gillianne and Gillyanne.

11 more alternative forms via Gillian: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Giliana, Gill, Gillianna, Gillie, Gilly, Jillian, Jillyan and Jyllian.

Creative forms:
(female) Gilini, ..

(male) Gilan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilian Charlene (G.C.), ..

How popular is Gilian?

Gilian is an uncommon first name for women. Gilian is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jillian (#435 a year ago), Gillian (#1733) and Gillie are the popular related forms of Gilian (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Gilian was common in the year 2000 (usage of 0.21%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.04%, 80%), with versions such as Gillian going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gillian, Gillie, Jillian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gilian and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gilian is alike in pronunciation to Galen. Other suggested similar names are Cilia, Diliana, Dillan, Dillian, Eilean, Eilin, Eirian, Elian, Filia, Galia, Galiana, Galianna, Galiena, Galina, Geelan, Gila, Gilah, Gilana, Gilda, Gilia, Giliah, Giliya, Giliyah, Ginia, Gioia, Giulia, Giuliana, Giulianna, Giulianne, Gleana, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Glynn, Jilian, Jiliana, Jillan, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Lilias, Lillian, Lilyan, Miliana, Miliani, Mirian, Silia, Tirian, Tivian and Vivian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gilian.

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