Jillian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jillian

Jillian

Pronunciation: JI-lee-in (key)

Origin of the name Jillian:

A variant of Julian (downy-bearded, youth),

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Gillian, Jill, Jilly

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Comments and insights on the name Jillian: | Edit

- This has been on my "Favorites List" since 1982. It was a very unique name in 1982. I like the middle name Renee with it - Jillian Renee. So adorable!

- My name is Giuliana, but i love too much the name Jillian. Unfortunately here in Italy this name is not used...

Personal experiences with the name Jillian: | Edit

My name is Jillian. When I was a child I was called Jill, or Jillybean. Both were great, I always liked my name. I remember when I was 16, I wrote Jillian on my first job application because I thought it sounded more sophisticated, and I never went back to Jill. I love it. My middle name is Tyler. Also like that. Would be a good pen name. I reccomend spelling it with a J, Gillian..is a little confusing.

My 9 year old daughter's name is Jillian Rose. She is a beautiful, spunky, and intelligent little girl. We call her Jill, Jilly, Lia (occasionally), and when she was younger, Jillybean.

The only Jillian I've known was tacky and promiscuous. I like the name itself though.

Nicknames for Jillian: | Edit

Jill, Jilly, Jillybean, Jilliebug, Jillie, Jill-Jill, Jilly-Willy, Lan, Lian, Silly, Silly Jilly, Lia, Jibby

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Famous real-life people named Jillian: | Edit

Jillian Hall (World Wrestling Entertainment).
Jillian Harris, TV's "The Bachelorette".
Jillian Michaels, fitness expert.
Jillian Kesner-Graver (1950-2007), American actress and historian.
Jillian Reynolds (also known by former name Jillian Barberie), Canadian actress and television hostess.

Jillian in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman (multiple books with the same Jillian character).
Jillian Russell-Wilcox, a character in the T.V. show Family Guy (series 5 onwards).
Jillian, a single by Within Tempation.

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