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Gil meaning and name origin
Gil \gil\ as a boy's name is a variant of Gilbert (Old French), Giles (Greek) and Gilon (Hebrew), and the meaning of Gil is "bright promise; small goat; joy".
The baby name Gil sounds like Gal, Gail, Gill and Gili. Other similar baby names are Gib and Wil.
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Popularity of Gil
Gil is a somewhat popular first name for men (#883 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2114 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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