Killian Name Information

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

Killian : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning of Killian:

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Etymology of the name Kilian:

Kilian in the Hispanic form of the English names, Killian or Cillian. These could mostly come from the Gaelic ceall meaning 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.


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

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.

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.

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10/8/2022 8:38:28 PM

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.

10/5/2022 9:10:36 AM

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.

9/16/2022 4:59:46 PM

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!

7/13/2022 7:40:12 AM

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.

6/5/2022 7:18:36 PM

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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Frequently asked questions

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