Killian: baby boy name meaning and popularity


An Anglicized version of the Irish name Cillín, which means “war strife.” Also the name of a popular beer, Killian’s Irish Red. Not saying you’d ever get up to shenanigans after too many Killians and conceive a son, but if you did, this name would be pretty fitting in a covert sort of way. Ahem.



Famous people named Killian:

Irish footballer Killian Brennan; Congressmen Killian Miller and Killian Van Rensselaer; actors Killian Scott and Killian Donnelly.

Fun fact:

St. Killian (sometimes spelled Kilian) is the patron saint of gout and rheumatism sufferers.

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