Killian

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Killian mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Killian

"Killian" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Church, Monk's Cell". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Cillian.

Notable Persons Named Killian

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Killian Scott is an actor. Killian was born in 1985 in Sandymount.

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Killian Donnelly is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Killian was born on June 25th, 1984.

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Killian Brennan is a soccer player for the Shamrock Rovers F.C., Home Farm F.C., Peterborough United F.C., Dublin City F.C., Derry City F.C., Bohemian F.C., St Patrick's Athletic F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, and Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team. Killian was born on January 31st, 1984 in Drogheda.

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Killian Larson is a basketball player for the Liège Basket, PBC Lukoil Academic, and Wilki Morskie Szczecin in the Basketball League Belgium Division I. His ongoing career started in 2014. Killian was born on February 21st, 1991 in Puyallup, Washington.

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He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Killian was born on November 13th, 1988.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Killian

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Adam was born on August 12th, 1975 in West Hollywood, California.

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James Rhyne Killian was an office holder. James was born on July 24th, 1904 in Blacksburg, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1988.

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Kevin Killian is an lgbt literature poetry, author, editing, and playwright. Kevin was born in 1952.

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Al Killian was a big band, jump blues, and east coast blues musician. He plays Trumpet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1930. Al was born on October 15th, 1916 in Birmingham, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on September 5th, 1950.

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Gustav was born on June 2nd, 1860. He left this life on February 24th, 1921.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 0 5
1920 5 0 5
1982 9 0 9
1983 9 0 9
1984 7 0 7
1985 9 0 9
1986 20 7 13
1987 9 0 9
1988 30 8 22
1989 67 13 54
1990 91 10 81
1991 87 12 75
1992 93 22 71
1993 106 12 94
1994 106 12 94
1995 155 20 135
1996 161 16 145
1997 178 33 145
1998 158 21 137
1999 123 10 113
2000 158 19 139
2001 146 18 128
2002 130 13 117
2003 128 11 117
2004 166 15 151
2005 172 10 162
2006 187 12 175
2007 269 14 255
2008 290 16 274
2009 323 19 304
2010 309 16 293
2011 314 17 297
2012 280 11 269
2013 310 16 294
2014 559 16 543
2015 999 25 974
2016 1,398 19 1,379
2017 1,513 22 1,491

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Popularity of Killian as a first name

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Popularity of Killian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Killian U.S.
  White 90.41% 64.26%
  African American 4.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Killian

People with the last name Killian are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Killian

  • What name lists does Killian rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Killian? Killian is the 2,662nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Killian was the 2,833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Killian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,079 babies born with the first name Killian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Killian to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Killian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Killian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Killian is Wednesday, August 7th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Killian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Killian was in 2017 with a total of 1,491 babies. That's a lot of babies named Killian!
  • Random Killian Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Killian ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 13 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Killian: Your name in reverse order is Naillik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aklliin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Killian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,717 people with the last name Killian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Killian? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Killian as their last name.

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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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