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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Small and Fierce, Twin

Pronunciation: KI-lee-ən, /ˈkɪliən/, K IH L Y AH N

Popularity Rank: #6,217

On this page:

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

Killian Meaning

Derived from the Irish name Cillian, meaning 'war' or 'strife'. In Irish mythology, Cillian was a heroic figure who became a martyr for his beliefs.

Killian also means "Small and Fierce, Twin, Blind, Little Warrior, Strong and brave warrior".

Killian is commonly found in France, Ireland, Belgium, and 52 more countries.

Killian Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: KI-lee-ən

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈkɪliən/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K IH L Y AH N

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

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

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

Y: Pronounce as in "yes" (Y EH S)

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.

How to pronounce Killian?

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Translations of Killian

Killian Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Killian is recorded 9,131 times globally, ranking it as the 6,217th most common name worldwide.

Killian is most prevalent in France, with 6,838 occurrences, making it the 479th most popular name in the country.

In Ireland, the name Killian is found among 1 in every 101 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Killian Popularity by Country

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France#4791 : 191
Ireland#3041 : 101
Belgium#1,3911 : 911
United States of America#9,1871 : 7,935
United Kingdom#4,6401 : 3,781
Switzerland#1,5601 : 1,421
South Africa#11,2801 : 24,683
Netherlands#4,8491 : 4,216
Spain#8,8681 : 12,802
Cameroon#4,1611 : 10,676
Colombia#22,1061 : 37,931
Italy#26,6791 : 40,777
Nigeria#17,1991 : 41,417
Canada#10,4431 : 13,324

List of countries the name Killian is rarely found

Killian popularity in U.S.


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

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