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Gillan (girl)

What does Gillan mean?

Gillan Pronunciation of Gillan as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gillan) is an Old French and Latin name, and the meaning of the name Gillan is "pledge, hostage; youthful". Gillan is an alternate form of Ghislaine (Old French). Gillan is also a variant of Gillian (Latin): anglicization of Juliana.


ASSOCIATED WITH pledge (oath), youthful


VARIANTS Gillyanne, Gillianne, Gilian

RELATIONS VIA GHISLAINE, GILLIAN Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Giliana, Gill, Gillianna, Gillie, Gilly, Gislaine, Jillian, Jillyan, Jyllian



Gillan Kalina (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gillan?

Gillan is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#16954 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Jillian (#735 IN 2018), Gillian and Gillie are the prominent alternative forms of Gillan (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These relations of Gillan were favored as baby names 17 years ago (USAGE OF 0.2%) and have become significantly less common since. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gillian, Gillie, Jillian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gillan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gillan is pronounced similarly to Galen and Gaylen. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aillin, Billa, Callan, Cilla, Dilla, Dillan, Dillian, Dillon, Dyllan, Eilean, Ellan, Fallan, Galiana, Galla, Geelan, Gila, Gilah, Gilana, Gilda, Gilia, Giliah, Giula, Giuliana, Gleana, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Glynn, Jilian, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Kallan, Kellan, Lilian, Lilla, Lillas, Lillian, Lillyan, Lilyan, Milla, Nollan, Rilla, Willa, Zilla and Zillah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gillan.

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