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Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Cillian

How do you pronounce Irish name Cillian?

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What does the Irish name Cillian mean?

Cille means “associated with the church.” One St. Cillian left Ireland in about 650 AD with eleven companions and carried out his missionary work in the Rhine region of Germany where he became Bishop of Wurzburg after converting the local lord, Duke Gosbert of Wurzburg, to Christianity. Later Duke Gosbert married Geilana, his brother’s widow and Cillian declared the marriage invalid. While Gosbert was away on a military expedition, Geilana had Cillian beheaded when she found that Gosbert was going to leave her because their marriage was forbidden by the Church. The city of Wurzburg still celebrates a festival of mystery plays each year, known as Killianfest.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Cillian?

Boy | Male

Is Cillian a boy or girl name?

Cillian is traditionally given to a boy.

How do you spell Cillian in Irish?

It is spelled “Cillian”.

How do you pronounce Irish name Cillian?

It is pronounced “kil + e + an”

What is the English equivalent names of Cillian?

In English, a similar name to Cillian is usually spelled Killian.

Is Cillian a popular name?

Cillian traditionally was not that popular but has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. In 2021, it ranked #9 in Ireland for all newborn baby boys. Source: cso.ie

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