Gillian

Gillian - A very unique female name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gillian, meaning youthful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1945 on position #1730. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gillian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gillian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gillian. The baby girl name Gillian was given to 104 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1445 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,589 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gillian peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1999 on position 300.



Famous with this name

Gillian Chung
Gillian Anderson
Gillian Jacobs


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Gillian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gillian is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #654 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,799.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gillian is where you live.


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Gillian origin and meaning

Gillian is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means youthful. To see famous people named Gillian, pop culture references for the name Gillian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gillian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gillian, sorted by popularity.

Glenna / Giuliana / Gaylene / Glennie / Giulianna / Glenn / Glena / Guiliana / Gayleen / Gaylynn /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121445
20111254
20101116
20091014
2008825
2007809
2006762
2005670
2004554
2003477
2002386
2001348
2000324
1999300
1998335
1997403
1996615
1995883
19941089
19931034
1992973
1991905
1990864
1989742
1988679
1987733
1986816
1985750
1984678
1983719
1982674
1981796
1980889
1979898
1978875
1977946
19761194
19751090
19741086
1973890
1972956
1971977
1970959
1969916
1968942
19671078
19661141
19651150
19641347
19631346
19621516
19611533
19602376
19591870
19571927
19562001
19531804
19481794
19451730

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland654
Pennsylvania800
Washington987
North Carolina990
Ohio1038
Indiana1078
New York1097
California1355
Illinois1734
Texas1769
Florida1799

Even more about Gillian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gillian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gillian?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gillian
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 13,589
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1945
2012 births +104

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