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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 has 17 variant forms: Jil, Jilian, Jilana, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillayne, Jilleen, Jillene, Jilli, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillie, Jilly, Jillyan, Jyl and Jyll.


Jill is a very popular first name for females (#159 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71634 out of 88799, Top 81%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jill for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jill and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Juliana (#157), Jillian (#385), Gillian and Jill. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Juliana, Jillian, Gillian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jill is also pronounced similarly to Jael and Joell. Other suggested similar baby names are Gill, Jola, Joli, Joly, Juli, Jully and July. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jill.