Jill: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jill
Origin of the name Jill:
Originally a short form of Jillian, which is a variant of Julian (downy-bearded, youth), Jill is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
Looking for more name information? Get Name MatchMaker & more Expert name-finding tools!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Jill? What are her siblings named?
Contribute your knowledge to the name Jill
- Comments and insights on the name Jill: | Edit
You get a little tired of hearing "where's Jack"? -especially if you have a brother , but overall I like my name and think its great . I often get called everything but Jill, people seem to extend my name alot into other nicknames alot 0but's that all good and fun and I don't mind it at all .
- Personal experiences with the name Jill: | Edit
I'm a Jill, and growing up I hated my name because it was so plain. I never knew anyone else with the name Jill, I knew Jillians, but not any Jills. I especially despised it when others would ask where Jack is, it drove me insane! As I got older, I definitely grew on the name, because it is who I am, and no other name would work for me. The ironic thing is that I'm engaged to be married and my fiance's last name is Hill... So, I get to be Jill Hill, I just think it's funny! (born 1987)
I love this name because its my mom's name and I always think of my mom when I hear it. She likes her name a lot.
- Nicknames for Jill: | Edit
Jillie, Jilly, Jilly Beans, Jillsy, Jiller, Jillbo, Jill the Pill, Jillian, Jillinheimer, Jillfreed, Jillyboo, Jillber, Jillypooh, Jillster , Jills, Take a chill pill jill (thats more of a phrase)=lol, Jillary, Jillo, Jilliferous, Jeo, Jilldo, Jilly Willy, Jilliford, Jilly Bean, Jillypoo, Jillybobo,
- Meanings and history of the name Jill: | Edit
Jill was once so common in England that it was a generic word for woman, as in "Every Jack must have his Jill".
- Famous real-life people named Jill: | Edit
Jill Biden, American educator & wife of US Vice-President elect Joe Biden
Jill Wagner, American actress
Jill St. John, American actress
Jill Dando, British television presenter
Jill Eikenberry, actress
Jill Bennett, British actress
Jill Ireland, actress
- Jill in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Jill" by Harry Connick, Jr. on Blue Light, Red Light (about his wife, Jill Goodacre)
Jill from the nursery rhyme "Jack & Jill"
Jill Johnson, a character from When a Stranger Calls
Jill Valentine, a Resident Evil character
Jill, the main character from the video game Drill Dozer.
Jill, the main character of Cake Mania
Jill Marin, the rookie agent in The Sentinel (2006 film)
Jill Pole, a main character in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
Jill Taylor, wife on Home Improvement"