Gillian - Meaning Of Gillian, What Does Gillian Mean?

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Gillian Meaning


What does Gillian mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1686  in baby name popularity for girls with 124 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Gillian Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gillian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gillian to other names.


Gillian is a variant spelling of Jillian.

The name Gille-Eathain is a form of Gillian.

Gillian has the diminutives (nicknames) Jill, Jyl, Jyll.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gillian in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Gillian Numerology page.

Gillian Numerology
Gillian in Hieroglyhics
Gillian in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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