Jillian - Meaning of Jillian
[ 3 syll. ji-(l)lian, jil-li-an ] The baby girl name Jillian is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced JHIHL-iy-aeN †. Jillian's language of origin is Latin and it is predominantly used in English.
Jillian is a spelling variant of the English Gillian.
Jillian is also a form of Juliana in the English language.
The name Jillian is widely used; it has 41 forms. Forms of the name include Gillet, Gillette, Gilli, Gillie, Jilan, Jiliana, Jiliane, Jilianna, Jilianne, Jillaine, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillanna, Jillanne, Jillayne, Jilleen (used in Irish too), Jillene, Jillesa, Jillet, Jillette, Jilliana, Jilliann, Jillianna, Jillianne, Jillione, Jilly, Jillyan, Jillyanna, and Jillyanne. Other English forms include the shortening Jill, the diminutive Jillie, and the spelling variants Jilian, Jilienne, Jilliane, Jillion, and Jilliyn.
Jillian is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 1982, 0.169% of baby girls were named Jillian. It had a ranking of #96 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #735 with a usage of 0.021%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Jillian, Juliana was the most popular. It was 5 times more popular than Jillian in 2018. In the last century Jillian has mainly been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Jillian include Jiliane, Jilianne, Jacalin, Jacaline, Jacalyn, Jackalene, Jackalin, Jackaline, Jackalinne, Jackalyn, Jackelyn, Jackolyn, Jackqueline, Jaclynn, Jacoline, Jacolyn, Jacqualin, Jacqualine, Jacqualyn, and Jacquelin.
† Pronunciation for Jillian: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"