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Origin & Meaning

The name Jillian is of Latin and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 385  in baby name popularity for girls with 844 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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Related Names

Jillian is a form of the name Juliana.

Variants of the name Jillian include Gillian, Jilienne.

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

Other Tidbits

Jillian falls into the easy nickname name category.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Jillian 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.