Killian - boys name

Killian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Killian name meaning:

The name Killian, with its origins rooted in the Gaelic name "Cillian," bears a rich and evocative meaning. Predominantly found in Ireland and among those of Irish descent, Killian translates to "little church" or "churchman" from the Gaelic "Cille," meaning church, combined with the diminutive suffix "-an." This etymology underscores a historical reverence for the church and spiritual leadership, reflecting a legacy of faith and community.

Not only is Killian a name steeped in spiritual significance, but it also carries with it a sense of strength, tradition, and cultural identity. Over the years, it has gained popularity beyond Irish shores, appealing to parents worldwide for its melodious sound and the enduring values it represents. Killian, with its rich heritage and meaningful origin, is more than just a name; it's a connection to a storied past and a symbol of enduring faith and community spirit.

Origin: Celtic


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Overall UK ranking: 577 out of 4789

66 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (328)

Historical popularity of Killian

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