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I think this is a very beautiful and strong name. I have always loved it. This name is also very common in Bavaria, where I am from, because of St Killian (or Kilian) from Ireland who was a Bishop in Würzburg. So for a long time I didn't know it was Irish, because it is a traditional Bavarian name, too.
-- Evaria  8/8/2005
This "name" is wack wack and again wack.
-- POLISHPRINCESS  12/13/2005
Aw, I don't think this name is wack at all! I like this variation more than Cillian (it sounds more like it should be pronounced Sil-lian, if you get me :P) Killian is also a character in the Wicca/Sweep series by Cate Tiernan.
-- svkempe  3/12/2006
Pronounced KIL-ee-an.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2006
I know a boy named Killian (born in 1991/92). We actually got to know each other because I kept talking to him just to say his name!
-- Pheadirean  11/2/2006
Killian's Irish Red, anyone? It's a beer.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2007
My best friend is planning on naming her son Eric Killian. I am not a huge fan of the name, but it is growing on me. I would never use it as a first name though.
-- sharonrenee  8/10/2007
I used to know a boy with this name and he always got teased for the "kill" part in his name.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2007
I know a Killian and she's a girl. Her mother's name is Jillian and her father's name is Karl. Anyway, it's tough for us to introduce ourselves to new people when we're together. Why? My name is Leanne. And ever since the movie, Kill Bill, came out, it's been even sillier. Just make sure, if you're thinking of giving this name to your child, that you don't know any Leannes. We Leannes thank you in advance.
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
I think that this is a wonderfully strong name that I would consider giving to my child when I have one, if not as a first name, as a middle name. I like it better spelt with a K than with a C.
-- Katja Eidis  2/9/2008
It's a good beer, but I can't imagine naming a child this. Maybe his twin brother could be Porter.
-- faye  1/25/2009
My nephew's name. A very strong, lordly name, deserving of a proper middle and last name. I mean, Killian Smith would just be kind of silly. So, caution is definitely needed, but I'm rather fond of it, even if it's a bit old-fashioned. Evokes memories of an older era.
-- MorganBonny  2/4/2009
I don't like this name. The first four letters spell "kill".
-- bananarama  3/18/2009
There is a mistake in this name's description. Killian can't be a variant of Cillian, since the letter "k" does not exist in Irish. We always use "c", and it always has the English "k" sound. Killian must be an anglicization of Cillian. [noted -ed]
-- Ailis  6/6/2009
I love the name Cillian, but I really don't like this spelling. I can't help reading it as "Kill Ian".
-- Ailis  6/6/2009
Is Ian really that unpopular that you want to kill him! XD lol
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2010
As mentioned above, Killian is a character in the Sweep series. Though, in the book, his name is said to mean 'strife.'
-- EchoSketcher  10/17/2011
Killian Donnelly is an Irish-born actor who played Combeferre in the 2012 movie production of Les Miserables.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2013
I love this name, I am sometimes torn between the spellings Cillian & Killian. But ultimately I think, in the US, Cillian would need pronunciation and spelling corrections all the time. I also like the nickname Killy which I discovered when reading the manga "Blame!"
-- Vesey  3/17/2013
St. Kilian (also spelled Killian & Cillian) was an Irish traveling bishop and martyr. Würzburg Cathedral in Würzburg Germany was dedicated to him. His saint's day is July 8th.
-- Vesey  3/17/2013
In 'Once Upon A Time', Killian Jones is the real name of Captain Hook, Obviously after he loses his hand he goes by Hook.
-- Grace_Scarlette  10/28/2013
Killian is the name of one of the characters in the TV show "Witches of East End". He has a relationship with Freya.
-- emilydominko  5/28/2014

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