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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Gillian.

Notable Persons Named Jillian

Banks is an alternative r&b, trip hop, and indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 2011. Banks was given the name Jillian Rose Banks on June 16th, 1988 in Orange County, California, U.S. Banks is also known as Banks and Jillian Rose.

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Jillian Bell is an actor, screenwriter, comedian, actress, and writer. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Jillian was given the name Jillian Leigh Bell on April 25th, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

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Jillian was born on May 23rd, 1995 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Jillian Michaels is a personal trainer, businesswoman, television personality, and writer. Jillian was given the name Jillian L. McKarus on February 18th, 1974 in Los Angeles.

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Jill Hennessy is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1988. Jill was given the name Jillian Noel Hennessy on November 25th, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Jillian Murray is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Jillian was given the name Jillian Leigh Murray in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jillian

Ann Jillian is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1960. Ann was given the name Ann Jura Nauseda on January 29th, 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1944 5 5 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 12 12 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 6 6 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 11 11 0
1953 7 7 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 7 7 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 15 15 0
1962 22 22 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 31 31 0
1965 28 28 0
1966 31 31 0
1967 43 43 0
1968 79 79 0
1969 48 48 0
1970 75 75 0
1971 65 65 0
1972 101 101 0
1973 93 93 0
1974 85 85 0
1975 89 89 0
1976 252 252 0
1977 1,064 1,054 10
1978 1,349 1,341 8
1979 1,514 1,508 6
1980 1,658 1,649 9
1981 2,091 2,081 10
1982 3,069 3,055 14 #96 girl name
1983 2,532 2,515 17
1984 2,636 2,622 14
1985 2,488 2,476 12
1986 2,599 2,587 12
1987 2,806 2,794 12 #99 girl name
1988 2,756 2,746 10
1989 2,939 2,921 18
1990 2,690 2,677 13
1991 2,382 2,377 5
1992 2,041 2,041 0
1993 1,988 1,980 8
1994 1,547 1,542 5
1995 1,508 1,503 5
1996 1,462 1,462 0
1997 1,849 1,849 0
1998 2,015 2,015 0
1999 2,280 2,280 0
2000 2,789 2,779 10
2001 2,846 2,846 0
2002 2,734 2,734 0
2003 2,430 2,425 5
2004 2,187 2,179 8
2005 2,126 2,121 5
2006 2,009 2,003 6
2007 1,786 1,786 0
2008 1,902 1,902 0
2009 2,043 2,038 5
2010 1,817 1,817 0
2011 1,430 1,430 0
2012 1,102 1,102 0
2013 945 945 0
2014 848 848 0
2015 721 721 0
2016 601 601 0
2017 523 523 0

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Popularity of Jillian as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Jillian

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  • How Popular is the name Jillian? Jillian is the 738th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jillian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81,322 babies born with the first name Jillian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jillian to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jillian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jillian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jillian is Thursday, November 23rd, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Jillian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jillian was in 1982 with a total of 3,055 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jillian!
  • Random Jillian Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jillian ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 61 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Jillian: Your name in reverse order is Naillij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jillina. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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