Think Baby Names - logo
All
Name
Home > Giles

Giles meaning, boyGiles

Save Giles to list (0)

pinWhat does Giles mean?

Giles /gi-les/ as a boys' name is pronounced jiles. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Giles is "young goat".

From Aigidios (derived from aigidion) via Latin Aegidius and French Gides. The name refers to the goat-skin that ancient shields were made of. Saint Giles (eighth century) was a Greek hermit from Athens who fled to Provence because of his publicity in healing the lame and crippled.


pinVariations

Giles has 11 variants: Egide, Egidio, Egidius, Gide, Gil, Gilles, Gillis, Gilliss, Gyles, Jiles and Jyles.

Related boy name: Aegeus.

Giles has 2 feminine forms: Egidia and Gilette.

Kreatif forms: Giales, Gilesco, Gilesmo. [more]

pinHow popular is Giles?

Giles is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#805 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Giles for boys. Giles entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #467 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giles name in U.S.

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

Gil is the only other prominent related form of Giles. These forms of Giles were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2665%) and are now less widespread. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Giles and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giles, Gil in U.S.

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


pinSimilar Names

Giles is alike in pronunciation to Ghilles and Jules. Other suggested similar baby names are Gillies, Miles and Niles. These names tend to be more commonly used than Giles.

[Top]