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Gillian Name Meaning and Origin

Gillian Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Youthful, lively, cheerful

Name Origin


Gillian is a name of Latin origin, meaning 'youthful'. It is a variant of the name Juliana, which is derived from the Roman family name Julius. The name conveys a sense of liveliness and cheerfulness, often associated with youthfulness and energy.

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Gillian Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Gillian is easy to pronounce with clear syllables and a smooth flow. It is familiar and straightforward for most English speakers.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Gillian has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that flow well together. It is melodic and pleasant to hear.

Famous People Named Gillian

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● Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson is a renowned American-British actress known for her role as Agent Dana Scully in the TV series 'The X-Files'. She has received critical acclaim for her performances in both television and film.

● Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs is an American actress best known for her role as Britta Perry in the TV series 'Community'. She has also appeared in various films and theater productions.

● Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is an American author and screenwriter, known for her bestselling novels 'Gone Girl' and 'Sharp Objects'. She is praised for her dark and suspenseful storytelling.

Gillian Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Gillian

The name Gillian does not have strong negative connotations or associations. However, some may find it common or outdated due to its long history of usage. Overall, it is a neutral and pleasant name without significant negative cultural symbols.

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