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What does Gig mean?

Gig Pronunciation of Gig [gig] as a girls' name means "pledge, hostage". Gig is a variant form of Giselle (French, Old German): from gisil.

Associated with: pledge (oath).


4 relations via Giselle: Gila, Gisa, Gislog and Giza.

Creative forms:
(female) Giga, Gige, ..

(male) Giggo, Gigo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gig Sydney (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gig?

Gig is a rare given name for females. Gig is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent varying form of Gig (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 is Giselle (#221 a year ago). Adoption of this relation of Gig was more pronounced among parents a decade ago (#134) and is somewhat less today (#221, 40% less usage). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giselle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gig and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gia and Gigi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gig.

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