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Origin of the name KILIAN.
Etymology of the name KILIAN.
Meaning of the baby name KILIAN.

  

KILIAN.  Irish.  From Latin Cæcilianus (q.v.), meaning "blind."  Usage: America, Czech Republic (Kilián), England, Germany (Kílian), Ireland.

... Cæcilianus is supposed to be the origin of Kilian, one of the many Keltic missionaries who spread the light of the Gospel on the Continent, in the seventh century.  St. Kilian is said to have been of Irish birth.  He preached in Germany, and was martyred at Wurtzburg; and his name has never quite ceased to be used in the adjacent lands. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884). 

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