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Jillian is an English name derived from Latin and means “youthful” or “sky father”. Jillian is a more modern spelling of the name Gillian. Popularity for the name has steeply declined in the last decade.

Meaning of the name Jillian:

Latin: youthful, sky father

Origin of the name Jillian:

Jillian is an English girl’s name that is derived from the Latin name Julius or potentially the name Jupiter. Jillian means “youthful” or “sky father”. Jillian is the feminine form of the name Julian and a variant spelling of the name Gillian.

Symbolism of the name Jillian:

Jillian is associated with the Roman god Jupiter who is symbolized by an eagle and also thunderbolts.

baby name Jillian

Style of the name Jillian:

traditional

Gender of the name Jillian:

female

Pronunciation of the name Jillian:

JIL-ee-ən

Number of syllables in the name Jillian:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Jillian:

Jillian evokes feelings of creativity and happiness.

Alternative spellings for the name Jillian:

Gillian, Jilian

Nicknames for the name Jillian:

  • Jill
  • Lian
  • Jillie

Popularity of the name Jillian:

According to the Social Security Administration, Jillian is a girl’s name that has been popular since 1976. Jillian peaked at #96 in 1982 and remained in the top 200 names until 2011.

Related names for the name Jillian:

Great middle names for the name Jillian and their meanings:

  • Rose (the flower)
  • Hana (flower, grace)
  • Teryn (rocky hill)
  • Azalea (the flower)
  • Lottie (free man)
  • Euphemia (pleasant speech)
  • Edie (prosperous in war)
  • Birdie (bird)
  • Blythe (carefree, happy)
  • Delphine (dolphin)
  • Wilhelmina (resolute protection)
  • Beatrice (blessed)

Famous people with the name Jillian:

  • Jillian Michaels (American fitness trainer)
  • JIllian Dodd (American novelist)
  • Jillian Bell (American actress)
  • Jillian Lauren (American writer and performer)
  • Jillian York (American writer, activist, and journalist)

Jillians in popular culture:

  • Jillian Greene (television, “Friends”)
  • Jillian Miller (television, “Grey's Anatomy”)
  • Jillian Russell Wilcox (television, “Family Guy”)
  • Jillian Jiggs (classic children's book character)
  • Jillian Belk (television, “Workaholics”)