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pinWhat does Gillian mean?

Gillian /gil-lian/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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; feminine of Julian. A common name in the Middle Ages that was used as a generic term for a female. Actress Gillian Anderson.


Gillian has 16 variants: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gilly, Gillyanne, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillyan and Jyllian.

Related girl name: Jill.

Gillian has 8 more different relations via Juliana: Giuliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julianna, Julianne, Julieann, Julieanna and Julieanne.

Kreatif forms: Gaillian, Gilna. [more]

pinHow popular is Gillian?

Gillian is a very prominent first name for women (#1252 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#11917 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gillian for girls. Gillian entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #303 in the U.S. in the year 1999, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gillian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gillian outside U.S.

Popular related forms of Gillian ranked in the Top 1000 are Juliana (#157 2 years ago), Julianna (#185), Giuliana (#373), Jillian (#385), Julianne (#901), Jill and Juliann. Other variants, like Julieanne, are seldom used. These relations of Gillian were popular as birth names in the year 1998 (usage of 0.4681%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.3749%, down 19.9%). Jillian has been the most prominent, although Juliana seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Julianne, Gillian and Jill have become less popular. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Gillian and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gillian, Giuliana, Jill, Jillian, Juliana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juliann, Julianna, Julianne in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Dillian and Lillian. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gillian.