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Killian meaning and name origin
Killian \k(il)-lian\ as a boy's name is pronounced KIL-ee-an. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Killian is "bright-headed". From the same root as Kelly. The name is popular in France.
Killian has 3 variant forms: Kilean, Kilian and Killean.
For more information, see also the related name Cillian.
Baby names that sound like Killian are Gillian, Gillean, Gillion, Gillan, Gilian, Keillan, Kellin and Kellan.
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Popularity of Killian
Killian is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2301 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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