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Gillan (girl)

What does Gillan mean?

Gillan Pronunciation of Gillan [gillan] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gillan) is an Old French and Latin name, and the meaning of the name Gillan is "pledge, hostage; youthful". Gillan is an alternate form of Ghislaine (Old French). Gillan is also a variant of Gillian (Latin): anglicization of Juliana.

Associated with: pledge (oath), youthful.


Gillan has 3 variants: Gilian, Gillianne and Gillyanne.

12 more relations via Ghislaine, Gillian: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Giliana, Gill, Gillianna, Gillie, Gilly, Gislaine, Jillian, Jillyan and Jyllian.

Creative forms:
(female) Gilna, Giolan, ..

(male) Gilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillan Analise (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gillan?

Gillan is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#16954 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Jillian (#435 in 2015), Gillian (#1733) and Gillie are the prominent alternative forms of Gillan (outside Top 2000). These relations of Gillan were favored as baby names 15 years ago (usage of 0.2%) and have become significantly less common since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gillan is pronounced similarly to Galen and Gaylen. Other suggested similar names are Aillin, Billa, Callan, Cilla, Dilla, Dillan, Dillian, Dillon, Dyllan, Eilean, Ellan, Fallan, Galiana, Galla, Geelan, Gila, Gilah, Gilana, Gilda, Gilia, Giliah, Giula, Giuliana, Gleana, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Glynn, Jilian, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Kallan, Kellan, Lilian, Lilla, Lillas, Lillian, Lillyan, Lilyan, Milla, Nollan, Rilla, Willa, Zilla and Zillah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gillan.

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