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Gender: female
Pronunciation: jil, jeel
Meaning: nickname, youthful
Related Names: Gill, Gillian, Jil, Jilana, Jilian, Jillan, Jillana, Jillane, Jillayne, Jilleen, Jillene, Jilli, Jillian, Jillianne, Jillie, Jilly, Jillyan, Julian, Jyl, Jyll

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: jill Origin: Latin,, Meaning (no case): nickname, youthful



The name Jill originated as a shortened or pet version of the names Gillian or Jillian, which derive from the name the Latin Julian meaning “downy-bearded,” “youthful” or “youth.” The name Jill evolved into a name bestowed as a given first name in its own right.


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Jill ranked as the 159th most popular female first name and the 71,634th most popular last name.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girl's names from 1929 (989th) through 2000 (986th), peaking in popularity from 1958 through 1983 when it ranked in the Top 100 most popular girls' names each year.

In the 21st century, Jill ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names in Belgium and Sweden. [1]


  • “Jill” is a first name given to offspring of celebrities Charles Schultz, Gordie Howe and Howard Cosell. [1]
  • The National Football League (NFL) Buffalo Bills cheerleading squad is nicknamed the “Buffalo Jills.”


  • Jack and Jill” is a popular American nursery rhyme featuring two children who “went up a hill to fetch a pail of water.”
  • “Jill Pole” is a main character in C.S. Lewis’ fantastical novels “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle.” [1]
  • “Jill Taylor,” portrayed by Patricia Richardson, is a main character and wife of home improvement guru Tim Taylor, portrayed by Tim Allen, in the 1990’s American television comedy “Home Improvement.” [1]
  • “Jill” is the title of a 20th century novel by English author Philip Arthur Larkin. [1][1]
  • “Jill of the Jungle,” “Jill Goes Underground,” and “Jill Saves the Prince” are the titles of a series of computer games that were released in 1992. [1]
  • “Jill,” portrayed by Betsy Russell, is a character in the 2006 horror movie “Saw III.”




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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about JillRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning nickname, youthful  +
Meaningnc nickname, youthful  +
Name jill  +
Origin Latin  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation jil, jeel  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Gill  +, Gillian  +, Jil  +, Jilana  +, Jilian  +, Jillan  +, Jillana  +, Jillane  +, Jillayne  +, Jilleen  +, Jillene  +, Jilli  +, Jillian  +, Jillianne  +, Jillie  +, Jilly  +, Jillyan  +, Julian  +, Jyl  +, and Jyll  +
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