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Jill Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Jill is of Latin and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3138  in baby name popularity for girls with 52 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Jill is a diminutive (nickname) of Jillian.

Jill has the diminutive (nickname) Jillie.

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Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jill.

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

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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.