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Gillian Meaning


What does Gillian mean?

The name Gillian is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Gillian is "downy-bearded, soft haired, implying youthful".

Gillian is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Gi-lli-an.

The Given Name Gillian

Gillian is a variant of Jillian. See Jillian for further details.

The name Gillian, has a wonderfully luminous quality.

An enchanting name, Gillian possesses great character.

A creative name, that may be just right for you.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gillian Anderson.

Gillian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 1,733 in baby name popularity for girls with 120 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,693 in baby name popularity for girls with 124 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Gillian has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Gillian Name Popularity Page.

Gillian Related Names

Gillian is a variant of Jillian.

The name Gille-Eathain is a form of Gillian.

Famous Gillians

  • Gillian Anderson ~ Actress

Gillian Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Gillian.

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Gillian Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gillian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gillian.

Just for fun, see the name Gillian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gillian in Nautical Flags page.