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Gender: M Meaning of Killian: "war strife or church" Origin of Killian: Irish Killian's Popularity in 2015: #348

Killian--aka Cillian--is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the feminized Kelly. Possible downsides: an unsavory first syllable, a violent meaning and a connection to the trendy brew.

Famous People Named Killian

Killian Brennan, Irish footballer
Killian Overmeire, Belgian footballer
Killian Miller, former U.S. Congressman from New York
Killian Gastineau, son of NFL football player Mark Gastineau and actress Brigette Nielsen

Pop Culture References for the name Killian

George Killian's Irish Red beer
Killian Gardiner, character on TV's "Witches of East End"
Killian Gottesheim of the River Farm, character in "Prince Otto" (1885) by Robert Louis Stevenson
Killian Jones aka Captain Hook, character on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
Killian MacEwan, character from the "Sweep" book series by Cate Tiernan

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