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Gillian (boy)

What does Gillian mean?

Gillian Pronunciation of Gillian [gillian] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Gillian). The name Gillian means "servant of St John". Gillian is a version of Gillean (Scottish, Gaelic): related to names like Gilchrist.

Associated with: servant.


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

4 feminine forms: Gilly, Jill, Jillian and Juliana.

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

(female) Gilliane, Gilna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillian Tucker (G.T.), ..

How popular is Gillian?

Gillian is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#11917 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gillian has not made it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Gillian is pronounced similarly to Gaelan, Galan, Galin, Gaylin, Gaylinn, Gilleoin, Gilon, Gullan and Gwillyn. Other recommended names are Ailean, Bivian, Cillian, Cullinan, Dillan, Dyllan, Eilan, Eilian, Eirian, Elian, Emilian, Filian, Fillan, Finian, Finnian, Gabrian, Gaillen, Galliard, Gallton (see Galton), Gallven (see Galvin), Gallway, Galvan, Gamlin, Garllan, Gellion, Ghillie, Ghillies (see Gillies), Gian, Gilam, Gilead, Gili, Gill, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillbie (see Gilby), Gilley, Gillies, Gillis, Gilliss, Gillman, Gillray, Gillson, Gilman, Gilzean, Giovan, Girvin, Giuliano, Giulio, Glin, Glinn, Golliath (see Goliath), Gracian, Gulshan, Kilian, Killean, Killian, Mellan, Ninian, Nollan, Quillan, Rollan, Siprian, Stillman, Sullivan, Tallan, Tillman and William. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gillian.

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