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I like this name a lot, it's just too bad you couldn't have the name without hearing "Jack and Jill went up a hill..."
gin_rummy  8/3/2005
Such a lovely vibrant name.
tmarie  11/25/2005
This is my name, actually, and I've never had anyone recite "Jack and Jill" to me. I think it's a lovely name and unique enough that I've only ever met less than 10 other Jills.

However, some people have trouble pronouncing it for whatever reason. I get "Joan," "Joann," "Julian (VERY popular mispronunciation)" and even "Julie."
Labonne  1/9/2006
This has to be one of my favorite names. It is classy and elegant. A name you can grow up with.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I was going to be named this, but I just HATE it! It sounds really snobby, and then you shorten it to Jill and Jill is so BORING! I'm VERY glad to be named Lauren and not Jillian. THANK YOU!
lauren_somebody  6/11/2006
My name is Jillian as well, and most people that have anything to say about the name say that it is beautiful and or classy. When shortened to Jill, however, I find it boring, and when shortened to Jilli, as I often go by, I find it more spunky, so to speak.
missjilli  6/13/2006
I can't really say why, but I just don't like this name much. I guess it sounds like a name parents would use who are trying really hard for something different.
gigibee  7/6/2006
I just love this name, beautiful and elegant. A great name to grow up with.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Very beautiful name, when I hear it I think of a beautiful woman, who knows what she wants. But I don't like Jill or Jilly as a nickname to it.
Yippal  11/11/2006
One of my friends' name is Jillian. I'm glad she doesn't go by Jill. That seems very childish.
odiebob901  3/22/2007
This happens to be my name and over the years I've had a few nicknames with it. I always hated being called Jill, so my friends had to get more creative with the nicknames. For a while I went by Jae. And currently, I go by Lily. Both taken from my given name. So there are more creative nicknames for this name (which by the way, I love) than Jill.

Though, I will agree with what the person above said. I do get "Julian" and "Joanne" a lot. It annoys me to no end.
lady_lily  5/10/2007
One of my friends names is Jillian. There is a Julian too and she absolutely hates it when people mispronounce her name as Julian. Anyway, I really love the name Jillian! Julian? Not so much. Some of our nicknames for my friend are Jewels and Jillie.
Rosalynn  7/6/2007
I love the nickname "Jillie".
gracielou16  7/13/2007
It's a very happy sounding name, but I just don't see it maturing well.
gio2475  6/29/2008
Beautiful, beautiful name! And not all that popular, like Jennifer or Lauren. When I think of the name Jillian, I picture a pretty, youthful happy and jubilant girl, one that can have fun and be mature at the same time.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2008
My name is Jilianne and people are always mispronouncing it and misspelling it. I get called 'Julian' all the time and I hate it!
Iconoclast  7/30/2008
My name is Jillian, I do agree with other Jillian's in that I get "Julian" on a regular basis and I HATE IT! My uncle's name is Julian, and that is not a wonderful thing to be called your uncle's name. I do go by Jill if people cannot pronounce Jillian. My family and close friends call me Jilly also, but I found that many people love my name. I have actually gotten jobs based off of my name, and I am always held at high regards because of my name. I absolutely love my name and all the wonderful complements I receive about it!
jillysue  9/3/2008
I'm also a "Jillian". I've gotten "Julian" a good amount of times as well (partially from European relatives). I'm not a huge fan on being called "Jill" but I deal. I kinda like being called "Jilliacrates" though. :/
Jilliacrates  9/11/2008
Italian, French, Spanish and German actress Jillian Hennessy, 25th November 1968, Edmonton, Alberta.
Emilie007  9/17/2008
A very pretty name. You can't go wrong! I think Jilly (and even Jill, GASP!) would be cute nicknames. :)
― Anonymous User  10/26/2008
I prefer this to the harsh looking Gillian. Jill is cute, too.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2008
Jillian is a treasure of a name - it's not overused like "Julia" and it's not as simple and plain as "Jill". It doesn't spawn ugly nicknames either. I'm very surprised this name never grew as popular as the name "Jennifer". It's the sort of name I can picture a girl loving at any age.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2008
A famous bearer of this name is Jillian Michaels, a fitness trainer on the NBC reality series The Biggest Loser.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2008
There is a song by Within Temptation entitled "Jillian".
― Anonymous User  12/29/2008
Possibly originated from medieval English, and there are two popular meanings to this name - "youthful" or "girl".
― Anonymous User  12/29/2008
This is such an AWESOME name!
― Anonymous User  1/26/2009
[From -] The name Jillian was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the old French given name Guillaume. The name Guillaume was modified into two forms after arriving in England: Gillham and William.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2009
Jillian was one of the women on The Bachelor with Jason Mesnick. She was eliminated when the final two were announced.
emmiix3  2/23/2009
My name too is "Jillian" but my father changed the spelling to "Gyllian". So, I get Juliana, G-ie-lian and most embarrassingly, Gilligan! as in Gilligan's Island. That annoys me to no end as well.

As far as nicknames go, Jill, or Jilly-Bean and Jilly are top on the list. Most people call me "You".
Gyllian  3/13/2009
This is an awesome name and in my entire life I have only known ONE Jillian. Why don't more people use this name!? It's WAY better than names like Mackenzie and other such fluff that are the top ten name charts at the moment.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2009
My first name is Jillian. I'd much rather this spelling then the spelling with a G, "Gillian". I used to hate my name, but I have grown to like it. I proudly go by Jillian, and not "Jill". I personally can not stand Jill, and for any parents who are thinking about naming their daughter Gillian/Jillian: Don't give her the nickname Jill. Please.
JillianNora  6/17/2009
This name always makes me think of a female vampire, but I still think it's a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2009
Very pretty, it doesn't sound too mature when you're young or too cutesy when you're older. I've only seen a couple of people with this name.
_0TophasNails_1  1/15/2010
Famous bearer: Jillian Michaels who is the personal trainer on the weight loss reality serious The Biggest Loser.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2010
I like this spelling much better than Gillian. I think it is a very pretty, happy-sounding name. I only know one person named Jillian and she is very smart, sensitive, and fun.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2010
Jillian Fisher, author of The Valdez Quintuplets.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2010
I don' t really like it. It's kind of stuffy and makes me think of someone who owns a house full of butlers and maids. There are no round tones to this name and you can pronounce it without moving your lips.
JW41926  5/3/2010
Our daughter's name is Jillian. She just turned one. We usually call her Jillian, sometimes Jilly. I absolutely love it and it seems to suit her so well! To me Jillian is such a pretty and happy sounding name. Jilly is so sweet and cute as a nickname, and Jillian can be refined and mature, but still fun and approachable. Love love love Jillian!
― Anonymous User  5/14/2010
There is no y sound in Jillian. It is pronounced jil-ee-un.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2010
I think the name Jillian, while not being conventionally pretty, has a lot of charm.
Chrila96  9/25/2010
Very cute name! I like that it's not overly feminine!
Chrila96  12/5/2010
Jillian Clare (born 1992 in Portland, Oregon) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Beyor (born 1985 in Northfield, New Hampshire) is an American model.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Hall (born 1980 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an American professional wrestler.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Kesner-Graver (born 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American actress and historian.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Kraus (born 1986 in Newport Beach, California) is an American water polo player.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Michaels (born 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is an American personal trainer.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Jillian Murray (born 1984 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
"Jillian Russell" is a character on "Family Guy", one of Brian's girlfriends.
pepper256pasta  1/3/2014
I have always loved my name and the way it is spelt but cannot stand being called Jill. Some of my friends call me Jilly which is cute x.
jillianbeck  7/10/2014
This name is OK. I mean I don't love or hate it but I can tolerate it enough. My opinion on it is pretty neutral. I do prefer this spelling over Gillian though. The spelling of Gillian just looks dreadful to me and if I ever did use this name, it would never-ever be the 'Gillian' spelling. The spelling of Jillian all the way!
― Anonymous User  6/16/2016
Jillian Holtzman from the 2016 remake of "Ghostbusters" (portrayed by Kate Mckinnon).
GraceGhost  7/20/2016
I sit next to a guy named Jack in class, the order that a sub says our names is Jack and Jill. So every time we have a sub, people will sing "Jack and Jill..."
Jillian_Blizzard  12/9/2016
At first I liked "Gillian" more, but now I think I'm fine with either.
There was a woman named Jillian who voiced a character in something that got popular, the character's name was "Monika" or something. But yes, I think Jillian is a pretty okay name. You have the option of the nickname "Jill" which is an awesome name too.
mememan28  12/1/2017
I love the name Jillian! It's such a beautiful name and my little sister's name is Jillian. She brings joy to me everyday and she is super smart. I love her name especially because of the nicknames you can come up with. I love my sister's name and her nicknames, Jilli-bean, Jillo, and Jilly. :)
Quinny  2/7/2018
I'm a Gillian and much prefer it since it's the original spelling (from 13th century onward). It went out of fashion when the name because synonymous with 'a flighty girl'. Go Gillians everywhere, I say. It became a bit more popular again in the UK in the 20th century when a famous children's writer named her daughter Gillian. Really grateful since my mother's other choice was Gale. Yuk!
dangerous  2/21/2018
Doesn't roll off the tongue that easily.
Luvbug86  3/24/2018

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