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What does Kilian mean?

Kilian Pronunciation of Kilian as a name for boys. The meaning of Kilian is "bright-headed". Kilian is an alternate form of Killian (Irish, Gaelic): from the same root as Kelly.




VARIANTS Killean, Kilean



Kilian Tristian (K.T.), ..

How popular is Kilian?

Kilian is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#10460 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kilian entered the list in 2014 and reached its top rank of #1161 in the U.S. in 2017, and is presently at #1266. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Kilian (#1266 VIA LATEST LIST) is Killian (#286). These relations of Kilian were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2017 (USAGE OF 0.1%) and are almost as popular today (USAGE 0.1%, 15.7%). Killian is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kilian, Killian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kilian is pronounced similarly to Cailean, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Colan, Colin, Cullan, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kalen, Kalin, Keallan, Keelan, Keelin, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kelwinn, Kelwyn, Kylan, Kylen and Quillan. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ailean, Ailin, Bivian, Cillian, Dilan, Dillan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eirian, Elian, Emilian, Filian, Fillan, Finian, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gillian, Gilman, Julian, Kalani, Kalman, Kelvan, Kian, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Kiran, Kirwan, Klein, Kleon, Kline, Midian, Milan, Ninian, Silvan, Tilman and Vivian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kilian.

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