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Meaning and Name Origin

Jill \j(i)-ll\ as a girls' 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 variants: Jil, Jilana, Jilian, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillayne, Jilleen, Jillene, Jilli, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillie, Jilly, Jillyan, Jyl and Jyll.

Jill has 20 more alternative forms via Gillian, Juliana: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gillyanne, Giuliana, Juliane, Juliann, Julianna, Julianne, Julieann, Julieanna, Julieanne and Jyllian.


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 (#71634 out of 88799, Top 81%). (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. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Jill and related names. Gillian, Giuliana (#373 in 2014), Jillian (#385), Juliana (#157), Juliann, Julianna (#185) and Julianne (#901) are the popular alternative forms of Jill appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1998 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Gillian, Jill and Julianne becoming less fashionable. Giuliana (#373), Jillian (#385), Juliana (#157) and Julianna (#185) are four of the more chic names for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Jill is alike in pronunciation to Jael and Joell. Other recommended similar baby names are Jola, Joli, Joly, Juli, Jully and July. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jill.