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Killian Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \k(il)-lian\
Number of People 👶 11,000
Rate in 2021 691
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Irish
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Killian Name Meaning

The name Killian holds a profound and captivating meaning that is sure to resonate with those who bear this distinguished name. Derived from the Gaelic language, the name Killian signifies "church" or "monastery." It carries a sense of spirituality, serenity, and devotion.

Those who are fortunate enough to bear the name Killian often possess qualities that reflect its meaning. They are known for their deep-rooted sense of faith, their unwavering commitment to their beliefs, and their ability to bring peace and tranquility into the lives of those around them.

Furthermore, the name Killian exudes an air of strength and resilience. It represents individuals who have overcome obstacles with grace and determination, emerging stronger than ever before. With a warrior-like spirit, they face challenges head-on and inspire others with their bravery.

In addition to its rich meaning, the name Killian also carries a certain allure and charm. Its unique sound sets it apart from more common names, making it truly distinctive and memorable.

Whether you bear this remarkable name yourself or are simply intrigued by its significance, let it serve as a reminder of the power within you – your ability to inspire others through your faith, strength, and unwavering spirit. Embrace your inner warrior named Killian and continue to make a positive impact on those around you.

Killian Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Killian

Kilian inishe a Hispanic form of the English names, Killian or Cillian. These could mostly come from the Gaelic call meaning the church, which has been combined with the diminutive in. In this way completes the meaning small church. To this, we must add that it is the short version of Ceallach, which also designates war, conflict , or the expression lucid head . It was the name of a seventh-century Irish saint who evangelized Franconia and was martyred in Wurburg.

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General characteristics of the most famous people named Killian:

One virtue of these individuals is that they are persistent. Whether in their professional careers or in their personal lives, when they want to achieve something they improve it with deep dedication and commitment. They are also positive and have faith in obtaining good results in what they propose.

Famous people named Kilian:

Killian Mbappe

French soccer player : He was born on December 20, 1998 in Paris, France. He is the striker for Ligue 1 Club de Paris Saint Germain. He also plays for the French National team. He made his professional debut in 2015, when he was 16 years old in Ligue 1. This made him the most outstanding young player of that year. He also received the Golden Boy Award. He later moved to the Paris Saint Germain league, first on loan but later permanently. He has won three French Cup titles, was twice the player of the year and also stood out as the top scorer both times in Ligue 1. He has also been the top scorer for this club. To these he joins in being the second teenager, after Pelé, to score the World Cup final.

Killian Jornet Burgada

Spanish athlete : He was born in 1987 in Catalonia, Spain. He has performed as a skyrunner or mountain runner, trail runner, ski mountaineer, and long distance runner. He was a six-time champion in the Skyrunner World Series in long-distance running. He has also been victorious in famous marathons such as the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance, the Grand Raid and the Western States Endurance. He also holds the speed record for the ascent and descent of the Matter Mountains and Mont Blanc.

Killian Murphy:

Irish actor: born in 1976 in Cork, Ireland. He started out as a singer, pianist, and songwriter for the rock band The Sons of Mr Green Genes. In the 1990s he began acting in plays, short films and independent films. He won an Irish Film Award in 2005 for his performance as a trans woman in Breakfast on Pluto . He is known for his portrayal of Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. He also for his performance as Tommy Shelby in the BBC series Peaky Blinders , for which he received the Best Actor Award in Irish Film and Television in 2017 and 2018.


Cillín, Killian, Ceallach, Kiliaen, Killion, Killieen, Cilléne in various languages.

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01/06/2024 01:16:26

i think i like this name but im not sure. i am a pregnant teenager so i need a name that is really chic. i want it to be a name that not everyone has heard of before. soo i like this name but im not quite sure. if anyone has other suggestions i really need them, so help me! and im having a boy! (:

12/24/2023 03:13:16

I like this name; it sounds so cool, I think that I mgiht name one of my children Killian, that's just so cool and I love the meaning.

10/28/2023 08:09:52

My son who was born Oct. 2007 name is Kilian and we absolutely love it. It is different yet not totally outrageous. We knew of both the actor and the beer and that didn't stop us at all. It is a strong name and we hope he is proud of it when he gets older.

09/12/2023 06:33:16

LOL - we have a Kieran AND a Killian & they are both beers! we also have a Tristan and are pregnant with our fourth - EVERYONE keeps saying if it's a girl we should name her Stella to keep with the beer tradition ;-) We love our Killy and he is definately fierce! His initials even spell "killer" KLR! He has a cousin named Sinjin and we have 4 nuns in the family - my sister in law LOVES to call them Killer and Sin when the nuns are around ;-)

04/01/2023 15:19:02

we named our first born Cillian Jack. Jack after my late father. We love his name. The name and meaning fit him to a tee. He is a little spitfire. The only thing that has been difficult is people mispronouncing it (sillian❤️ come on!) and misspelling it. We love it and we love him!!!

03/24/2023 09:31:48

Hi, my son's name is Kilian, and while it is the name of a beer, it is also the name of a 7th century Irish saint, a fact that was presented to my (Catholic) grandmother. It is not as if you named him Sam Adams or Bud...anyway, I love the name Kilian, I call him Kili, and if being named after a brand of beer is the worst the kids on the playground can come up with... it could be so much worse. :)

02/18/2023 04:06:38

My son Killian was born 6/10/05. We totally love the name. I get upset when people call him killer but its ok. I like the name because it sounds strong and it fits his personality.

10/08/2022 20:38:28

Our son Cillian was born on December 25, 2007. We came across the name in an Irish baby book. We absolutely loved the name and it quickly replaced all of the other boy names we had picked out. We decided on spelling it with a c because we had read that is the more common way of spelling it in Ireland. yes, people do pronounce it as sillian, but I have no problem correcting them:) We love the name because it is unique, strong, and honors our irish heritage.

10/05/2022 09:10:36

I had never heard of this name until a woman with two kids started coming to my church. She has a daughter named Diamond, and a son named Killian. I was shocked when I saw it on this list.

09/16/2022 16:59:46

i just had my first son december 14, 07, and we named him Killian Dean. the instant i heard this i knew it was going to be our sons name. it's his daddy's middle name, which is where we originally got it, but i love love LOOOOVE it! there arent many others, which is nice as well!

07/13/2022 07:40:12

I can already tell that he will spend a lot of time correcting people's pronunciation (Sillian being the most common mistake). But he has the option of going by C.J. We still love the name because it's unique as well as traditional Irish.

06/05/2022 19:18:36

I was drawn to the name cause I LIKE the beer. And after reading all the posts it sounds that much better to. And I'll probably have a better time convincing the wife with this name. My first pick for our first was Phelan, I've always liked it. As Kilismom said; if being named after a brand of beer is the worst the kids on the playground can come up with...


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Killian?
The origin of the name Killian is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Killian?
*️⃣ How many people are named Killian?
Almost 11000 people are named Killian.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Killian?
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