Names of the Week – Stella & Cillian

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This week our names are Stella & Cillian

Stella – a lovely Latin name, meaning “star”.  Sir Philip Sidney was first credited with using this name in a sonnet.  A strong, beautiful name, made iconic by Marlon Brando in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire.  Names ending in “ella” are quite popular for girls.  Stella is currently #70 in popularity in the U.S.

Stella McCartney Cillian Murphy

Stella McCartney & Cillian Murphy

Cillian – is a handsome Irish name, meaning “church”.  The phonetic spelling, Killian, is much more popular in the U.S. If you can get past the first syllable “kill” sound, Cillian makes for a wonderfully charming and underused Irish name in the U.S.

Learn more about these names, middle name ideas, & alternatives:

A wonderful end of February to you,
~Meagan

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