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Meaning and name origin
Jill \j(i)-ll\ as a girl's name is pronounced jeel. Short form of Gillian, from Juliana (Latin) "youthful". Now often used as an independent given name. It was already used in the phrase "Jack and Jill" in the 15th century. Actresses Jill St. John, Jill Eikenberry, Jill Ireland; English novelist Jilly Cooper; fashion designer Jil Sander.
Jill is a very popular first name for females (#159 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71634 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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