Killian Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Killian:
Pet form of the Irish Ceallach (war, strife). Var: Cillian.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Killian
Kill, Hook, Killi, Lilli, IAN
- Meanings and history of the name Killian
In most books I own it means "little fiery or little red bearded warrior"
“Saint Kilian/Killian was an Irish missionary bishop and the Apostle of Franconia (nowadays the northern part of Bavaria), where he began his labours towards the end of the 7th century. His feast day is July 8.”
- Famous real-life people named Killian
Killian Donnelly- Actor
- Killian in song, story & screen
Killian "Hook" Jones is a character in "Once Upon A Time".
Killian Gardiner is a character in "Witches of East End".
Killian (Kilian) is a character in the book "Palmeras en la Nieve" by Luz Gabás.