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What does Gillean mean?

Gillean Pronunciation of Gillean [gil-lean] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gillean is "servant of St John". Related to names like Gilchrist, Gillespie, and Gilmore.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, servant.


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

1 more different relation via Gilchrist, Gillespie, Gilmore: Gillis.

Creative forms:
(male) Gallean, Gelean, ..

(female) Gilna, Gilyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillean Cannon (G.C.), ..

How popular is Gillean?

Gillean is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#37640 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gilmore and Gillis are the popular variation forms of Gillean (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Gillean was at its apex during the years 1910-1919. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gillis, Gilmore in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gillean is pronounced similarly to Gaelan, Galan, Galen, Gaylen, Gilleoin, Gilon, Gullan and Gwillyn. Other recommended names are Ailean, Cillian, Dillan, Dillen, Eilean, Fillan, Gaillen, Gellion, Gilam, Gilead, Gilles, Gillett, Gilley, Gillman, Gillray, Gillson, Gilman, Gilzean, Giuliano, Gleann (see Glen), Glen, Glenn, Kilean, Killean, Killian, Millen and Tillman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gillean.

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