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Gillian

[jil-ee-uh n, -yuh n] /ˈdʒɪl i ən, -yən/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Juliana.
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  • Gillian found these to suit her, paid for them, and went away.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • Gillian saith none will see the thing as I do; but that cannot I help.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • Me-wondered if Gillian Armstrong meant not to set her cap at him.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • “I told him he had no business to bring Gillian,” put in the lieutenant.

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  • Gillian will ne'er be convinced but that our Latin brake the Spell.

Word Origin and History for Gillian

fem. proper name, from French Juliane, from Latin Juliana (a saint's name), fem. of Julianus, literally "of Julius."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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