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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 boy name Cillian.

Killian is also pronounced similarly to Keillan, Kellan and Kellin. Another suggested similar baby name is Gillian.


Killian is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2301 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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