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Gill (girl)

What does Gill mean?

Gill Pronunciation of Gill [gill] as a name for girls is an Old German and Latin name, and Gill means "bright promise; youthful". Gill is a version of Gilberte (Old German): feminine of Gilbert. Gill is also a variant of Gillian (Latin): anglicization of Juliana.

Associated with: bright (light), promise (oath), youthful.


5 different relations via Gilberte, Gillian: Gigi, Gilian, Gillan, Gillie and Gilly.

Creative forms:
(female) Gial, Goll, ..

(male) Gigil, Gilil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gill Annette (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gill?

Gill is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#430 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Gill (unlisted) are Gigi, Gillian (#1733 in recent rankings) and Gillie. Adoption of these relations of Gill was well-received in the year 1999 (average #1434) and has become significantly less since, with the version Gillian becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gigi, Gillian, Gillie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gill is pronounced similarly to Gael, Gaelle, Gahl, Gail, Gaile, Gal, Gale, Gayel, Gayle, Gayll, Gaylle, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar names are Bell, Dell, Doll, Gaila, Gaill, Gala, Galla, Geila, Gia, Gig, Gila, Gilah, Gilda, Gilia, Gina, Gisa, Gita, Giula, Giza, Glila, Hill, Jill, Jyll, Moll, Nell, Poll and Teill. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gill.

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