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What does Gentile mean?

Gentile Pronunciation of Gentile [gen-tile] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gentile is "foreigner, heathen". The term "gentile" is often used for someone non-Jewish. Italian painter Gentile da Fabriano.


Gentile has 1 variant: Gentilo.

Creative forms:
(male) Gentige, Getile, ..

(female) Gentine, Gentini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gentile Aurelio (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gentile?

Gentile is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#2230 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gentile has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gentile name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gentile outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Antole, Bertle, Gaile, Gene, Genio, Gentian, Gentry, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Glendale, Glennie, Glenvill (see Glenville), Glenville, Granvile (see Granville), Grenville, Kendale, Kendle, Manvile (see Manville), Neile, Nevile and Wendale. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gentile.

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