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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 and 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 thunderbolts.

Nicknames for the Name Jillian:

When thinking about nicknames for Jillian, Jill or Jillie likely come to mind first. If you want something more unique, there are options! We've got a great list of nicknames for Jillian for you to check out right here:

  • Jill
  • Lian
  • Jillie
  • Ian 
  • Jills
  • Lee 
  • Ann
  • Anns
  • Ills
  • Jillzer
  • Jill-Jill
  • J.L.
  • Jay
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Emotion Evoked From the Name Jillian:

Jillian envokes feelings of creativity and happiness.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Jillian:

Gillian, Jilian

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. The name dropped out of the top 1,000 in 2021. It last ranked on this list at 958 in 2020.

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)
  • 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”)
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