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Pronunciation

kɪljən

Origin

French, Irish

Meaning

A name of mixed heritage, Killian is associated both with Ireland and France. Sometimes spelled Cillian, this is a handsome name if you’re having a baby boy. It is probably derived from the Irish for ‘little church’, or perhaps from the Gaelic Ceallach for “warrior”. Whichever meaning you choose to associate it with, its beautiful rhythm and balance make it a wonderful choice!

Rank in the year 2015

Killian was ranked #682 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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