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Killian Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Killian is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Killian is "small and fierce".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "little warrior".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 516 in baby name popularity for boys with 535 occurrences.  It ranked 7428 in popular baby names for girls with 16 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Killian is a form of the name Cillian.

Variants of the name Killian include Kilian.

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Name Fun

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

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.