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What does Jillian mean?

Jillian Pronunciation of Jillian [jil-lian] as a girls' name is pronounced JIL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jillian is "youthful". Variant of Gillian, from Julian; diminutive of Juliana. See also Jill.

Associated with: youthful.


Jillian has 19 variants: Jilian, Jiliana, Jillaine, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillanne, Jillayne, Jillene, Jillesa, Jilliana, Jilliane, Jilliann, Jillianna, Jillianne, Jillyan, Jillyanna, Jillyanne and Jyllina.

17 more related forms via Gillian, Jill, Juliana: Ghilian, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Giuliana, Jilana, Jilleen, Jilli, Jillie, Jilly, Juliane, Juliann and Jyllian.

Creative forms:
(female) Jalian, Jillini, ..

(male) Jillen, Jillija, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jillian Cadence (J.C.), ..

How popular is Jillian?

Jillian is a very prominent first name for women (#586 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jillian was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #115 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #435 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jillian name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Jillian (#435 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Gillian (#1733 in recent rankings), Gillie, Giuliana (#463), Jill, Julian, Juliana (#168), Juliane and Juliann. These relations of Jillian were at the top of their popularity in the 1970s (median #1274) and are now much less conventional (#1422, down 52%), with versions such as Jill becoming less fashionable. Juliana is the most chic baby name in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julian, Juliana, Juliane, Juliann in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jillian is pronounced similarly to Jaylan, Joelin, Joelliane, Joellin, Jolan, Jolean, Jolin and Jolleen. Other suggested similar names are Aillin, Callan, Dillan, Dillian, Dilliana, Dyllan, Eilean, Eirian, Elian, Ellan, Fallan, Jaclin, Jadrian, Jalin, Jamillia, Jilleisa, Jinia, Jioia, Jiulia, Jiuliana, Jiuliya (see Giulia), Jiyulia, Joslin, Julia, Jullia, Julliana, Jullie, Kallan, Kellan, Lilian, Lillia, Lillian, Lilliana, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillias, Lillyan, Lilyan, Mirian, Nollan, Sillia, Tirian, Tivian and Vivian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jillian.

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