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What does Killean mean?

Killean Pronunciation of Killean [kil-lean] as a boys' name means "bright-headed". Killean is an alternate form of Killian (Irish, Gaelic): from the same root as Kelly.

Associated with: bright.


Killean has 2 variants: Kilean and Kilian.

Creative forms:
(male) Kalean, Kealean, ..

(female) Killin, Kilna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Killean Eder (K.E.), ..

How popular is Killean?

Killean is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Killean is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Killean (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Killian (#348 via latest list) and Kilian (#1330). Adoption of these relations of Killean was common among parents in 2015 (average #839). Killian is the all-time favorite. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kilian, Killian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Killean is pronounced similarly to Cailean, Callan, Collen, Cullan, Cullen, Kaelan, Kalan, Kalen, Kealan, Keallan, Keelan, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kylan, Kylen, Quillan and Quillen. Other suggested similar names are Ailean, Cillian, Dallan, Dilan, Dillan, Dillen, Dyllan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Filian, Fillan, Foillan (see Faolan), Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillian, Gillman, Gilman, Gilzean, Gullan, Kalman, Karlan, Kelle, Keller, Kelley, Kelltin, Kellton, Kelten, Kelvan, Kelven, Kenlea, Kiean, Kienan, Kieren, Kiernan, Kiley, Kinslea, Kiran, Kirklea, Kirwan, Kirwen, Klein, Kleon, Kolten, Milan, Millen, Rollan, Stillman, Tillman and Tilman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Killean.

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