First Name
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 Gillem

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Alt. Meaning

G is for generous, your giving nature.

I is for inclusive, never leaving others out

L is for love, your love of life!

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gillem

Gladys Gillem was a wrestler. Gladys was born on January 6th, 1920 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Gladys is also known as Wall and Gladys Gillem. She breathed her last breath on August 12th, 2009.


Their military service ended in 1910. Jr. was born on August 8th, 1888 in Nashville, Tennessee. They died on February 13th, 1973.


Alvan Cullem Gillem is a military person. His military service ended in 1875.


He left this life on November 11th, 1951.


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Popularity of Gillem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gillem U.S.
  White 85.13% 64.26%
  African American 9.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gillem

People with the last name Gillem are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gillem

  • How Popular is the name Gillem? As a last name Gillem was the 50,196th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gillem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gillem is Tuesday, March 24th, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Gillem? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gillem. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gillem: Your name in reverse order is Mellig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lleigm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gillem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 417 people with the last name Gillem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gillem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gillem as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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