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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 11 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Little church

Pronunciation: SIHL-ee-uhn, /ˈsɪliən/, S IH L IY AH N

Popularity Rank: #36,203

On this page:

  • 1. Cillian Meaning
  • 2. Cillian Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Cillian
  • 4. Translations of Cillian
  • 5. Cillian Name Popularity
  • 6. Cillian popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Cillian
  • 8. Cillian Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Cillian

Cillian Meaning

From the Gaelic name Cillín, which means 'little church'. It is derived from the word 'cill' meaning church and the diminutive suffix '-ín'.

Cillian also means "Little church".

Cillian is commonly found in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and 24 more countries.

Cillian Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: SIHL-ee-uhn

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈsɪliən/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: S IH L IY AH N

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Cillian

Cillian Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Cillian is recorded 935 times globally, ranking it as the 36,203th most common name worldwide.

Cillian is most prevalent in Ireland, with 777 occurrences, making it the 340th most popular name in the country.

In Ireland, the name Cillian is found among 1 in every 120 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Cillian Popularity by Country

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Ireland#3401 : 120
United Kingdom#8,1371 : 8,182
United States of America#49,8751 : 78,657

List of countries the name Cillian is rarely found

Cillian popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Cillian from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Cillian

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Cillian Name Poster

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Names similar to Cillian

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