Meaning and name origin
Tillman \t(i)-ll-man\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Tillman is "one who plows the earth". Occupational name. In agriculture, tilling the soil meant turning and loosening it before it was planted.
For more information, see also the related boy name Till.
Tillman is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#792 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tillman for boys. Tillman reached its highest rank of #555 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).