The name Gillian is widely used; it has 37 forms. Forms of the name include Ghilian, Ghiliane, Ghillian, Gilana, Gilenia, Giliana, Giliane, Gillan, Gilli, Gilliana, Gilliann, Gillianna, Gillien, Gillienne, Gillot, Gillyane, Gillyann, Gillyanne, Gyllianna, Jilliann, Jillianne, Jilly, and Jillyan. Other English forms include the shortenings Gill, Jil, and Jill, the familiar forms Gillie, Gillis, Gilly, Jyl, and Lian, and the spelling variants Gilian, Gilliane, Gillianne, Gillyan, Gyllian, and Jillian.
Gillian is a form of the English Jillian.
Gillian is also a form of Juliana in the English language.
Gillian is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1999, 0.052% of baby girls were named Gillian. It was #303 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is of only irregular use now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Gillian, Juliana was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Gillian include Gilana, Jacalin, Jacaline, Jacalyn, Jackalene, Jackalin, Jackaline, Jackalinne, Jackalyn, Jackelyn, Jackolyn, Jackqueline, Jaclynn, Jacoline, Jacolyn, Jacqualin, Jacqualine, Jacqualyn, Jacquelin, and Jacqueline.
† English pronunciation for Gillian: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Gillian:
Actress Gillian Anderson, born 9 August 1968, Chicago, Illinois.
Opera Singer Gillian Knight, born 1 November 1934, Redditch, Worcester, England.