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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 Ilian

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Ilian is of Arabic origin and means "Bird nest".
  • A submission from Colombia says the name Ilian means "Wealth Keeper" and is of Russian origin.

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Alt. Meaning

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for ideals, no higher!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Notable Persons Named Ilian

Ilian Iliev is a soccer player for the PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, PFC Cherno More Varna, PFC Levski Sofia, Altay S.K., S.L. Benfica, PFC Slavia Sofia, Bursaspor, AEK Athens F.C., C.S. Marítimo, S.C. Salgueiros, and Bulgaria national football team. Ilian was born on July 2nd, 1968 in Varna, Bulgaria.


Ilian Evtimov is a basketball player for the Élan Chalon, CB Estudiantes, Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, Skyliners Frankfurt, BC Levski Sofia, and AEL Limassol (basketball) in the LNB Pro A and Eurocup Basketball. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Ilian was born on April 28th, 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Ilian Stoyanov is a soccer player for the PFC CSKA Sofia, PFC Velbazhd Kyustendil, PFC Levski Sofia, JEF United Ichihara Chiba, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Fagiano Okayama FC, and Bulgaria national football team. Ilian was born on January 20th, 1977 in Kyustendil, Bulgaria.


Ilian was born on July 7th, 1956 in Bulgaria.


Ilian was born on November 23rd, 1983.


Ilian Djevelekov is a director, producer, film director, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1992. Ilian was born on May 10th, 1966 in Plovdiv.


Fun Facts about the name Ilian

  • How Popular is the name Ilian? Ilian is the 30,606th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ilian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 152 babies born with the first name Ilian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ilian to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ilian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ilian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ilian is Wednesday, July 21st, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Ilian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ilian was in 2013 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ilian: Your name in reverse order is Naili. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liian. How do you pronounce that?

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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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