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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gillan

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

I is for ideals, no higher!

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for attractive, inside and out

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons Named Gillan

He holds the title FIDE Master and FIDE titles.


Gillan was born in England.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gillan

Karen Gillan is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Karen was born on November 28th, 1987 in Inverness, Scotland, UK.


Ian Gillan is a hard rock, heavy metal music, blues rock, progressive rock, and jazz fusion musician. His ongoing career started in 1962. Ian was born on August 19th, 1945 in Chiswick, London, England.


Lisa Roberts Gillan is an actress, producer, actor, and film producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Lisa was given the name Lisa Roberts by her parent Betty Lou Bredemus in 1964 in Decatur, Georgia.


Cheryl Gillan is a for Chesham, Amersham, Secretary of State for Wales, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Member of Parliament, and forChesham. Cheryl was born on April 21st, 1952 in Cardiff.


James Gillan is an actor. James was given the name James Gillan Paterson on August 30th, 1975 in Glasgow.


Maria was born on March 12th, 1940 in Paterson, New Jersey.


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Popularity of Gillan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gillan U.S.
  White 88.08% 64.26%
  African American 3.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gillan

People with the last name Gillan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gillan

  • How Popular is the name Gillan? Gillan is the 87,187th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gillan was the 16,848th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gillan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Gillan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gillan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gillan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gillan is Friday, July 27th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Gillan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gillan was in 2000 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gillan: Your name in reverse order is Nallig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laglni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gillan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,694 people with the last name Gillan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gillan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gillan as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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