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What does Gillan mean?

Gillan \gi(l)-lan\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gillan) is of Irish and Gaelic derivation, and the meaning of Gillan is "servant of Saint John". Gillan is a variant of Gillean (Irish, Gaelic): related to names like Gilchrist. Scarce as a baby name.


Gillan has 7 variants: Gilean, Gilian, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillian, Gillion and Gillon.


Gillan is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16533 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Gillan for boys. Gillan has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Gillan is pronounced similarly to Gaelan, Galan, Gilon and Gwillyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Dillan, Fillan, Gaillen, Gilam, Gillman and Gilman. Like Gillan, these names are not commonly used.