What does Jill mean?
Jill /jill/ as a girls' name is pronounced jeel. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jill is "youthful".
Short form of Gillian, from Juliana. 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 21 more alternative forms via Gillian, Juliana: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gilly, Gillyanne, Giuliana▲, Juliane, Juliann, Julianna▲, Julianne▼, Julieann, Julieanna, Julieanne and Jyllian.Kreatif forms: Jillne, Jillni. [more]
How popular is Jill?
Jill is a very prominent first name for women (#159 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#88461 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jill for girls. Jill entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #57 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gillian, Giuliana (#373 2 years ago), Jillian (#385), Juliana (#157), Juliann, Julianna (#185) and Julianne (#901) are the popular alternative forms of Jill appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Ghilian, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Jill was more pronounced in the year 1998 (usage of 0.4681%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3749%, 19.9% less), but with the versions Gillian, Jill and Julianne becoming less fashionable. Jillian is the longstanding favorite, though Juliana is now the preferred form. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Jill and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)