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What does Jilian mean?

Jilian Pronunciation of Jilian [jil-ian] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and Jilian means "youthful". Jilian is a variant form of Jill (Latin): short variant of Gillian. Jilian is also a derivative of Jillian (Latin).

Associated with: youthful.


Jilian has 12 variants: Jillaine, Jillan, Jillane, Jillanne, Jillayne, Jilleen, Jillene, Jilliane, Jilliann, Jillianne, Jillyan and Jillyanne.

9 more related forms via Jill, Jillian: Jil, Jilana, Jiliana, Jillana, Jilli, Jilliana, Jillianna, Jillie and Jilly.

Creative forms:
(female) Jilna, Jisian, ..

(male) Jilja, Jilvan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jilian Micaela (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jilian?

Jilian is an uncommon given name for females. Jilian is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Jilian (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jill and Jillian (#435 from recent data). These relations of Jilian were at the top of their popularity 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.4%) and are now significantly less widespread, with forms such as Jillian becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Jilian is alike in pronunciation to Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Jalyn, Jaylan, Joelin, Jolan, Jolean, Joleen, Jolin, Joline, Jolyn, Jolynn, Juleen, Juliane, Juliann, Julianne, Julieann, Juline and Jyllian. Other suggested similar names are Cilia, Diliana, Dillan, Dillian, Eilean, Eilin, Eirian, Elian, Filia, Gilia, Giliah, Gilian, Giliana, Gillan, Gillian, Jalin, Jaline, Jelani, Jelina, Jinia, Jioia, Jiulia, Jiuliana, Jolana, Jolina, Julia, Juliana, Julianna, Julina, Julliana, Julyana, Lilia, Lilian, Liliana, Liliane, Lilias, Lillian, Lilyan, Miliana, Miliani, Mirian, Silia, Tirian, Tivian and Vivian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jilian.

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