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Gillian

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Youthful, Downy
  • #1865 All Time
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7k Giuliana (Italian)

How popular is the name "Gillian" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1922550
1937660
1938660
1940770
1941990
1942770
194310100
1944770
194513130
194611110
194722220
194819190
194923230
195018180
195119190
195215150
195319190
195416160
195529290
195625250
195731310
195825250
195935350
196019190
196151510
196265650
196361610
196470700
196582820
196683830
196784840
19681161160
19691281280
19701241240
19711211210
19721281280
19731391390
19741111110
19751001000
197694940
19771621620
19781821757
19791741740
19801731730
19812202200
19822582535
19832272270
19842552550
19852342340
19862092090
19872642640
198829128110
19892622620
19902452387
19912142095
19921971970
19931761760
19941621620
19952212210
19963793790
19976596590
19988908900
19991,0301,0228
20009829766
20018638630
20027617610
20036386380
20045135130
20054204200
20063703628
20073663660
20083393390
20092512510
20102162115
20111881880
20121661660
20131201200
20141241240

Want to know about the populiarty of Gillian? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,354 babies born with the name Gillian in the United States. That's more than enough Gillians to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gillian" was in 1999 with a total of 1,022 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gillians)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gillian" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 10 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 1,030 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gillian" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gillian as well as things modernly associated with the name Gillian such as celebrities named Gillian.

English

Origin and Meaning of Gillian

The name "Gillian" is of English origin, and it means "Youthful, Downy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Gillian was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Gillian Bonner

Gillian Bonner is a playboy playmate. Gillian was born in 1966 as Victoria Alynette Fuller in Santa Barbara, California.

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Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong is a director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Gillian was born in 1950 as Gillian May Armstrong in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for glamorous, you know what to do!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Naillig". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nglaili". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gillian born Aug 2, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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