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What does Jillian mean?

Jillian Pronunciation of Jillian as a girls' name is pronounced JIL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Jillian is "youthful". Variant of Gillian, from Julian; diminutive of Juliana. See also Jill.




VARIANTS Jilian, Jiliana, Jillaine, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillanne, Jillayne, Jillene, Jillesa, Jilliana, Jilliane, Jilliann, Jillianna, Jillianne, Jillyan, Jillyanna, Jillyanne, Jyllina

RELATED FORMS VIA GILLIAN, JILL, JULIANA Ghilian, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Giuliana, Jilana, Jilleen, Jilli, Jillie, Jilly, Juliane, Juliann, Jyllian



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How popular is Jillian?

Jillian is a very prominent first name for women (#586 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jillian was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #115 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #735 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jillian name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Jillian (#735 IN RECENT RANKINGS) rated in the Top 2000 are Gillian, Gillie, Giuliana (#675), Jill, Julian, Juliana (#151), Juliane and Juliann. These relations of Jillian were at the top of their popularity in the 1970s (MEDIAN #1274) and are now much less conventional (#1506, DOWN 62%), with versions such as Jill becoming less fashionable. Juliana is the most chic baby name in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Julian, Juliana, Juliane, Juliann in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jillian is pronounced similarly to Jaylan, Joelin, Joelliane, Joellin, Jolan, Jolean, Jolin and Jolleen. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aillin, Callan, Dillan, Dillian, Dilliana, Dyllan, Eilean, Eirian, Elian, Ellan, Fallan, Jaclin, Jadrian, Jalin, Jamillia, Jilleisa, Jinia, Jioia, Jiulia, Jiuliana, Jiuliya (see Giulia), Jiyulia, Joslin, Julia, Jullia, Julliana, Jullie, Kallan, Kellan, Lilian, Lillia, Lillian, Lilliana, Lilliane, Lilliann, Lillias, Lillyan, Lilyan, Mirian, Nollan, Sillia, Tirian, Tivian and Vivian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jillian.

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