Jill: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jill

Jill

Pronunciation: JIL (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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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 .

I think Jill is a cute, peppy name.

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, Jillsy, Jill pickle

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"
Jill Munroe, Farrah Fawcett's character on Charlie's Angels
"Da Doo Run Run" sung by Shaun Cassidy in 1977 -
"I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
Somebody told me that her name was Jill
Da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron ron
Yes, my heart stood still
Yes, her name was Jill"
DER KOMMISSAR (The Commissioner)80's song -
She says: “Baby, you know,
I miss my funky friends,”
She means Jack and Joe and Jill."
"So rap it to the beat!
We meet Jill and Joe"

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