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Gillian

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Youthful, Downy
  • #1865 All Time
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How popular is the name "Gillian" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1922 5 5 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 6 6 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 22 22 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 23 23 0
1950 18 18 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 15 15 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 16 16 0
1955 29 29 0
1956 25 25 0
1957 31 31 0
1958 25 25 0
1959 35 35 0
1960 19 19 0
1961 51 51 0
1962 65 65 0
1963 61 61 0
1964 70 70 0
1965 82 82 0
1966 83 83 0
1967 84 84 0
1968 116 116 0
1969 128 128 0
1970 124 124 0
1971 121 121 0
1972 128 128 0
1973 139 139 0
1974 111 111 0
1975 100 100 0
1976 94 94 0
1977 162 162 0
1978 182 175 7
1979 174 174 0
1980 173 173 0
1981 220 220 0
1982 258 253 5
1983 227 227 0
1984 255 255 0
1985 234 234 0
1986 209 209 0
1987 264 264 0
1988 291 281 10
1989 262 262 0
1990 245 238 7
1991 214 209 5
1992 197 197 0
1993 176 176 0
1994 162 162 0
1995 221 221 0
1996 379 379 0
1997 659 659 0
1998 890 890 0
1999 1,030 1,022 8
2000 982 976 6
2001 863 863 0
2002 761 761 0
2003 638 638 0
2004 513 513 0
2005 420 420 0
2006 370 362 8
2007 366 366 0
2008 339 339 0
2009 251 251 0
2010 216 211 5
2011 188 188 0
2012 166 166 0
2013 120 120 0
2014 124 124 0

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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gillian" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 863 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Gillian popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gillian in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

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 gracious, it shows everyday.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Naillig". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lliniga". 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 May 16, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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