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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Jill

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Jill in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Jill:

  • Records indicate that 206,107 girls in the United States have been named Jill since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1966, when 7,865 people in the U.S. were given the name Jill. Those people are now 56 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jill

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      22 Positive Comments

  • "Jill was popular when I was in school (I was born in 1966) and I have always loved the name. Sweet but strong. It never felt trendy like Jenny or Jodi or Julie." May. 10, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "Even Before Jill Biden became the First Lady of the United States, I thought of Jill as a decent name, I remember in my Freshman year of High School Art Class, I was friends with this nice girl named Jill, very sweet person" May. 10, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill. I was born in 1966 when the name was at it?s height of popularity. As a kid I was teased with Jack and Jill songs that can get quite raunchy, but are mostly benign. In second grade my teacher called me Jill the pill. She was a bully though. When I was small my family called me Jilly bean which I still love. Even as an adult my closest friends have a nickname with my name, they call me Jillybug. I?m 53 and I still love my nickname even if it?s juvenile. It?s sweet and used with love. It?s a good name. Just be careful with a middle name, not all named fit." Feb. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! I love that it is a classic name that isn't popular. I don't have issues with people spelling it wrong. I feel like it is a sunny, upbeat name." Jun. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Jill and am 21. I wasn't too crazy about my name when I was very young. I wanted something longer. But it was easy to spell and no one misspelled it. I did have people sing "Jack and Jill" every now and then, but it wasn't bad. Now that I'm older, the name has a power to it. It's feminine, but strong. Unique, but not absurd. There is no confusion when people refer to me, as I am one of the few Jills I know. My nicknames are Jilly-bean, Jilly, chilly-Jilly, and (most often) Jillian. So overall, I like it. It's the type of name that ages well and people take seriously." Apr. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Jill and have an older brother named Jack. We are 1 year and 8 months apart in age. I never minded having kids chant the nursery rhyme when we were kids because I've always loved my brother. We are now in our 60's and are still very close. And we both like our names ;)" Feb. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! It is short simple and to the point! I have been called Jillian and I always say, no "just Jill" I never had to deal with another Jill in my class during my school years, so no mix ups. And yes I named one of my cats Jack." Jul. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Jill! It's a very pretty name. I love that nobody has it!" May. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My is jill and I like it because I could spell it when I was at school I was born in 1941" Nov. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jill. As a youngster, I never really thought about liking or disliking it. Growing up, my next door neighbor who is 2 years younger than me, was named Jack. We loved that Jack and Jill lived so close to each other...and even somewhat close to the bottom of the hill. :)" Jan. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hated my name as a kid but I like it now! It's not common and several people have told me they like my name because it sounds very feminine." Nov. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm just "Jill" and sometimes wish it was longer. It goes better with my married name now though. Sometimes am called Jillie. Nicknames ... well, Silly Jillie comes to mind!" Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I love it. My favorite part is that my name is simply that: it is not Jillian, just Jill. I think that it is normal but not something you here very often so it is spoecial. I love it so much." Aug. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Jill and I LOVE my name. Its a geat name for all ages and the nick names are cute. To those close to me I am Jilly or Jillybean. The meaning of the name is to be youthful... I am that and it definatly suits me!" Aug. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I love the name. It is amazing how many times people spell my name "Jil" or "Gill"... There aren't many Jill's out there and that is fine with me... I like being unique!" May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my moms name and she always say that is it was a boring name and would sometimes wish it was longer no just Jill. i think that it is a simple name and it fits her well. its a pretty name and anyone with that name should be proud of it" Feb. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Everyone remembers it! I never get called Jillian. I like being just plain Jill." Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love me name and always have. I just wish it wasn't as popular when I was growing up. My cousin has a daughter named Jillian and I like that, too." Jul. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I like having something that is plain and simple, but yet not real popular! I like not many having my name!" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name jill but the only down is that no one really hears it anymore!" Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I have always loved it.I don't know very many other Jill's." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill, i don't know anyone who has the same name as me who spells it this way. I like to think im friendly, but shy, caring and upbeat." Nov. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Bad spelling of gill. And gill is not on this website. If it was I give it thumbs up and say ?one of my two nanny?s is gill and my teacher is gill? but gill is not in this website and have this instead" Dec. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Jill and have always hated it. Firstly, the teasing with obscene renditions of "Jack and Jill" were ridiculous. Secondly, it doesn't sound feminine... or sophisticated.. or classy, in any way. It sounds like a simple, sporty girl. If that's your intention when naming a child, Jill is a perfect name. I strongly suggest that you use Gillian or Jillian and let your daughter have an option of having a name that sounds better than a one syllable utterance! :)" Mar. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Jill. February 5 to see talk to Dr. Mullis on 10th Street. Exactly what did you seen opening and pulls from my right side out of my stomach down further cesarian-vaginal claim as births near twins-is that right February 6, 2007 pap smear room." May. 31, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to want a longer name so that I could have a nickname, but all in all, I?m pretty happy with just plain Jill. Friends have called me Jillie and one friend calls me Jilbert, which I think is funny. I don?t meet many other Jills and I really like that. I thanked my mom once for giving me a name that was uncommon but not weird. I like that it?s kinda sporty-feminine." Aug. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don?t mind the name Jill I like it but I wish it was Jillian I think that sounds more sophisticated when you would want to use it. But actually even though I been called Jill since birth, my first name is Donna, that was my Moms name. My Mom said she couldn?t think of a middle name that sounded right with Jill, and she wanted me to be Jill cause like many Jills my big sisters name is Jackie!" Dec. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Jill. I'm 12 years old, and still love my name. My full name is Jillian, so I'll always have options of what I like being called. I enjoy having a simple name that everyone can pronounce and write easily!" Nov. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and in highschool I had a best friend named Jack and our highschool was on a hill jack once fell down and I went after him we never lived down the teasing I love my name though" Aug. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I like it. It's a simple, sweet name that I think fits me well. Growing up, I hated the simplicity, but I've grown to appreciate it! Throughout my life, I've been called too many nicknames to count, but most of them are endearing so I don't mind - ex. Jillybean, Jillie." Feb. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I've always wanted something fancier like Isabella or Jillianna or Elizabeth. My brother used to call me "Jill the Pill." Spanish speaking people can't pronounce it. That is a problem living in California. They say it "Hio" or "Geo." I finally started introducing myself as "Gina" to Spanish speakers." Mar. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill. I was born in 1956, so am 52. I like my name because it is not common. I also like the fact that there are no obnoxious nicknames for it. I did get a LOT of the Jack-&-Jill stuff when I was a kid. It was annoying, but the people doing it thought it was funny." Mar. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Jill. i like it but people always think it is Jillian. and i correct them over and over. my mom usedto call me Jilly all the time and i always corrected her "no. just Jill." i think i have to marry a Jack just to fufill my duty to the world as a Jill. hehe" Jan. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Jill and ya the first thing that cames to mind is "Jack and Jill",but the name is short and sweet unlike the poem" Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill but everyone thinks its Jillian. I almost wish it was the full thing so people wouldn't be so confused! There are very few just plain Jills out there though. The nicknames are endless though!" Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. It is short and sweet. I haven't met many other Jill's either." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mothers name is jill and i guess alot of people were named jill in the 1960s because thats when she was born i think it makes a beautiful name!" Nov. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jill and I constantly get "Jack and Jill" jokes from people!" Mar. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always loved the name Jill - classic but has never been over-popular. I always did wish that my mom had named me Jillian, though, so I'd have the choice!" Dec. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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