"war strife or church"

Killian Origin and Meaning

The name Killian is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "war strife or church".

Killian – aka Cillian – is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic name that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the dated Kelly. Kylian is another spelling that's gaining traction, thanks to French soccer star Kylian Mbappé. Possible downsides: an unsavory first syllable and a connection to the trendy brew.

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Famous People Named Killian

  • Killian BrennanIrish footballer
  • Killian MillerU.S. Congressman from New York
  • Killian Killian Van RensselaerU.S. Congressman from New York
  • Killian OvermeireBelgian footballer
  • Killian TillieFrench basketball player
  • Killian DonnellyIrish actor and singer
  • Killian ScottIrish actor
  • Killian Marcus Gastineau (b. 1989)son of NFL player Mark Gastineau and actress Brigette Nielsen

Killian in Pop Culture

  • George Killian's Irish Red beer
  • Killian Gardinercharacter on TV's "Witches of East End"
  • Killian Gottesheim of the River Farmcharacter in "Prince Otto" (1885) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Killian Jones aka Captain Hookcharacter on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
  • Killian MacEwancharacter from the "Sweep" book series by Cate Tiernan

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