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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cillian

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Irish saints' name, possibly derived from ceallach (“strife”) or ceall (“monastery, church”).

  1. A male given name used in Ireland.

Notable Persons Named Cillian

Cillian Murphy is an actor and musician. He has been prominent since 1996. Cillian was born on May 25th, 1976 in Douglas, County Cork.


Cillian Sheridan is a soccer player for the AC Omonia, Belvedere F.C., Celtic F.C., Motherwell F.C., Plymouth Argyle F.C., St Johnstone F.C., PFC CSKA Sofia, Kilmarnock F.C., APOEL FC, Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, and Republic of Ireland national football team. Cillian was born on February 23rd, 1989 in Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland.


Cillian O'Connor is an athlete for the Ballintubber GAA. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2009. Cillian was born on May 13th, 1992 in Ballintubber GAA.


Cillian Vallely is a musician. He plays Uilleann pipes, flutes, and tin whistles.


Cillian was born on January 19th, 1985 in Dublin.


Cillian Buckley is an athlete for the Dicksboro GAA. Cillian was born on July 14th, 1992 in Kilkenny GAA.


How popular is the baby name Cillian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1995 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2001 6 0 6
2004 8 0 8
2005 10 0 10
2006 42 0 42
2007 39 0 39
2008 51 0 51
2009 52 0 52
2010 54 0 54
2011 66 0 66
2012 73 0 73
2013 77 0 77
2014 87 0 87
2015 121 0 121
2016 176 0 176
2017 168 0 168

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Popularity of Cillian as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cillian

  • How Popular is the name Cillian? Cillian is the 10,306th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cillian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,040 babies born with the first name Cillian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cillian to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cillian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Cillian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cillian was in 2016 with a total of 176 babies.
  • Random Cillian Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cillian is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Cillian: Your name in reverse order is Naillic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcnaiil. How do you pronounce that?

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