Jillian Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jillian:
A variant of Julian (downy-bearded, youth),
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- 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...
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My name is Jillian and I have always loved my name! I love it because not only do I have a bubbly name like Jillian, but I also have a more mature name like Jill (I always introduce myself as Jillian). It is also extremely unique and I have only ever known two other Jillians whereas my siblings can not say the same with common names like Matthew and Katelyn.
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.
My original birth name is Jiliyana which is the 'Indian version'. It's pronounced the same as Jillian (in English anyway) and I have recently changed my legal name to the spelling Jillian. I love my name and I loved the nod to my Indian heritage but I was completely tired of getting called Jilly-yawnuh rather than Jillian. I mostly go by Jill or Lian, but at school and things the spelling became a hassle.
- Nicknames for Jillian: | Edit
Jill, Jilly, Jillybean, Jilliebug, Jillie, Jill-Jill, Jilly-Willy, Lan, Lian, Silly, Silly Jilly, Lia, Jibby, Jillyfish, Jill-Pill, Jilly-Billy, Jibbs
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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.
Jillian Holtzmann, oddball science genius in Ghostbusters (2016).