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Gillian meaning and name origin
Gillian \gi(l)-lian\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gillian), is pronounced GILL-ee-an, JILL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gillian is "youthful". Anglicization of Juliana. A common name in the Middle Ages. Actress Gillian Anderson.
Gillian has 15 variant forms: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gillyanne, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillyan and Jyllian.
For more information, see also the related name Jill.
Baby names that sound like Gillian are Giuliana, Jillan, Jilian, Jilliann, Jilliane and Jilliana.
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Popularity of Gillian
Gillian is a very popular first name for women (#1252 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11068 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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