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Girl Name: Gillian

Name: Gillian
Pronunciation: \gi(l)-lian\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Gillian's also a boy name)
Meaning: youthful
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Jill
Sounds Like: Giuliana, Jillan, Jilian, Jilliann, Jilliane, Jilliana
Variant forms: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gillyanne, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillyan, Jyllian
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1252
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11068

Description

Gillian \gi(l)-lian\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gillian), is pronounced GILL-ee-an, JILL-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gillian is "youthful". Anglicization of Juliana. A common name in the Middle Ages. Actress Gillian Anderson.

Gillian has 15 variant forms: Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilian, Giliana, Gill, Gillan, Gillianna, Gillianne, Gillie, Gillyanne, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillyan and Jyllian.

For more information, see also the related name Jill.

Baby names that sound like Gillian are Giuliana, Jillan, Jilian, Jilliann, Jilliane and Jilliana.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Gillian.

Popularity

Gillian is a very popular first name for women (#1252 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11068 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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