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What does Gilby mean?

Gilby Pronunciation of Gilby [gil-by] as a boys' name is of Old Norse, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gilby is "estate of the hostage; blond boy".

Associated with: irish, norse, estate (home), blond (white).


Gilby has 4 variants: Gilbey, Gillbey, Gillbie and Gillby.

Creative forms:
(male) Galby, Gilbys, ..

(female) Gilbye, Gilta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilby Jaquan (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gilby?

Gilby is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gilby has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alby, Bailby (see Balbo), Colby, Digby, Gabby, Gaby, Gib, Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibby, Gil, Gilad, Gilam, Gildo, Giles, Gili, Gill, Gilley, Gilon, Gilray, Gilroy, Kelby, Kirby, Kolby, Selby and Welby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gilby.

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