What does Gil mean?
Gil [gil] as a boys' name is of Greek and Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Gil is "bright promise; young goat; joy". Gil is an alternate spelling of Gilbert (Old French, Old German): from gisil "pledge". Gil is also a Spanish form of Giles (Greek). Gil is also used as a derivative of Gilon (Hebrew).
Gil has 1 variant: Gill.Creative forms:
(male) Gid, Gild, ..
(female) Gla, Gra, .. Middle name pairings:
Gil Castiel (G.C.), ..
How popular is Gil?
Gil is a somewhat popular first name for men (#883 out of 1220, Top 72%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#1691 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Gil entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #760 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Gil appearing in the Top 2000 are Gilbert (#983 in recent rankings), Giles, Gill, Gillis and Jiles. Other variants, like Gili, are seldom used. These forms of Gil reached the peak of their popularity 85 years ago (usage of 0.18%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.01%, ▼93.7%), with versions like Gilbert becoming less in vogue.