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What does Gilian mean?

Gilian Pronunciation of Gilian [gilian] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gilian). Gilian means "servant of St John". Gilian is an alternate form of Gillean (Scottish, Gaelic): related to names like Gilchrist. Gilian is also a variant of Gilzean (Scottish, Gaelic).

Associated with: servant.


Gilian has 8 variants: Gilean, Gillan, Gillen, Gilleoin, Gilleon, Gillian, Gillion and Gillon.

2 more relations via Gillean, Gilzean: Filian and Gellion.

Creative forms:
(male) Gelian, Gilan, ..

(female) Gilini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilian Benjamin (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gilian?

Gilian is a rare first name for males. Gilian is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gilian has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Gilian is alike in pronunciation to Gaelan, Galan, Galen, Galin, Galyn, Gaylin, Gaylinn, Gilon, Gullan and Gwillyn. Other suggested similar names are Ailean, Ailin, Bivian, Cillian, Dilan, Dillan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eirian, Elian, Emilian, Fillan, Finian, Gaillen, Galvan, Gian, Gilad, Gilam, Gilead, Gili, Gillman, Gilman, Gilray, Gilson, Giovan, Girvan, Giuliano, Gleann (see Glen), Glen, Glenn, Glin, Glinn, Glyn, Glynn, Julian, Kilean, Kilian, Killian, Midian, Milan, Ninian, Silvan, Tilman and Vivian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gilian.

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