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Gillian Anderson is a famous actress, known as Agent Scully on the TV show the X Files.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
My younger sister has this name, I like it very much. Not to mention it's highly amusing when people pronounce it wrong (with a hard G instead of a J).
-- kaekoe  12/19/2005
One of my penpal's name is Gillian, she is a really good friend.
-- CoBy  3/17/2006
I see the guide has an alternate pronunciation of this name. It is wrong to pronounce it any way but with a soft G, like a J sound.
-- visitor27  4/7/2006
A famous bearer of this name would be the author Gillian Cross, whose works I can't remember right now but include a series about a demonic headmaster.
-- aqualime  9/27/2006
I personally think this looks much prettier than the J variation.
-- nothingshortoftragic  12/12/2006
Gilliam Owens is a character in both the movie and the book, Practical Magic, written by Alice Hoffman. In the movie she is portrayed by Nicole Kidman.
-- nothingshortoftragic  3/5/2007
To the people saying it's "wrong" to pronounce it with a hard G, I know someone who pronounces it that way.
-- melrose452  8/26/2007
I love this name! I much prefer it with a hard "G", as in "Gill-ee-an", and I'm glad to see that that pronunciation is noted! Gillian is so cool and unusual!
-- harry_sent_me  9/24/2007
This is a really pretty name, with a medieval flavor, and not overused. I much prefer it with the soft G. The hard G makes me think of the gills on a fish.
-- queenv  10/2/2007
Nice name, very strong and pretty. My mum wanted to call me this, but obviously didn't think it through as my brother's name is Jack. Jack and Gill. No matter how you pronounce Gillian, it would still be awkward. Luckily she changed her mind.
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2007
Gillian Welch is a famous American bluegrass musician. She pronounces her name with the hard G sound. Personally, I prefer the soft G.
-- alphadogma  10/14/2007
My name is Gillian and I really like it. I use the hard "G" - it sounds and looks prettier than if it was spelled with a "J". I usually get called Gill or Gillza though. :)
-- Gillza1502  3/23/2008
Strangely enogh, I don't like the name Jill at all, but I think Gillian is quite a pretty name without being too girly and cutesy. I like both pronunciations, actually. To me, the 'g' sound is softer than the 'j' sound.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Well I really like my name because it makes me unique. It's quite pretty to hear someone calling me with the pronunciation of hard-'G' sound, rather than soft 'J'. I also prefer calling me in my nickname "Gill". To all of you, love your names because it can be the expression of the inner you. Gillian Rocks!
-- gillian21  6/26/2008
I dunno why, but the name reminds me of rotting fruit. I seriously despise it.
-- Paris44  7/7/2008
Gillian Hewley is a character in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. She is Angeal's mother and gets killed off. (For those who don't know, Crisis Core is a prequel to the PS1 game Final Fantasy VII. It follows Zack Fair and his influence on the main character of FFVII, Cloud.) Despite the fact that it is an interesting name, I will forever think of mad scientists when I heard it.
-- morrigans-wings  8/22/2008
I think this name is pretty but I would spell it Jillian as Gillian reminds me of "Gilligan's Island".
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
Love this name. It is my daughter's name and I pronounce it with a soft G.
-- powersrs  3/4/2009
I absolutely love this name. It's so much prettier than Jillian.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2010
A famous bearer is American actress Gillian Jacobs (born 1982). She's best known for her television work in "The Book of Daniel" and currently in "Community".
-- AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
I have actually heard of this being used as a boy's name. I can understand it seeming highly feminine, but then, I was just reading the comments for Julian over yonder--a name more masculine I have never heard!--and it astonishes me how many seem to think THAT's feminine. So for me Gillian doesn't sound overly feminine, but that said, I wouldn't use it for a son. Except possibly as a middle name. I did name a fictional character this once, and it suited him fine though he was in no way effeminate.
-- FamilySaga  8/26/2011
I should also add that, if hypothetically this *were* used as a man's name, I'd prefer the hard G pronunciation. Currently I'm seeing that as more masculine and the Jillian pronunciation as more feminine.
-- FamilySaga  8/26/2011
Gillian Ayres is one of the leading British abstract painters of her generation. Born in 1930.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2011
I really like this. It seems very English to me because both my grandma and a girl I knew in high school were from England and spelled their names this way, but pronounced differently. My grandma pronounces it with a soft J and the girl from my high school pronounced it with the hard G.
-- lovewn  2/2/2012
Gillian Joseph is a British newsreader on Sky TV.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2012
The name Gillian was given to 165 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Beautiful, but only when pronounced with the hard "G." When pronounced with the soft "G," it falls short and you might as well spell it with a "J" if you are going to say it that way.
-- Ruta Graveolens  10/12/2014

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