Name: Gillian

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gillian

  • Meaning:
    Down-bearded youth
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (JIL ee un)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gillian

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Gillian is pronounced with a 'J' sound (hence its alternative spelling 'Jillian'), but it is occasionally found pronounced with a hard 'G'. Gillian Anderson is an American actress known for her role in TV show The X-Files.

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