Meaning and Origin of Gillian - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gillian

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Graceful, blessing; variation of Juliana

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Shield of hides
  • French : Youth

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : variant of Julian.
  • Irish (Tyrone and Derry) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gileáin ‘son of Gileán’, a variant of the personal name Gealán, from a diminutive of geal ‘bright’, ‘white’.

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