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Ranked #1865


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1837).

What does the name "Gillian" mean?

Gillian (English): Youthful, Downy

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

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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 "Gliilan". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gillian" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of only 227 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gillian

Gillian Anderson

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


Gillian Bonner

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


Gillian Armstrong

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


Past life for Gillian born Jun 1, 1990

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 Israel approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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