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What 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.

Associated with: greek, ancient, shields (defender), saint, hermit (monk), healing (life).

Variations

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:
(male) Gailes, Gales, ..

(female) Gilese, Gilessy, ..

How 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. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Giles for boys. Giles entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #469 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Jiles, Gillis and Gil are the prominent related forms of Giles. These forms of Giles were favored as baby names 134 years ago (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giles, Gil, Gillis, Jiles in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE GILES

Giles is alike in pronunciation to Ghilles and Jules. Other suggested similar names are Aimes, Arles, Gaile, Gaines, Gale, Galen, Gibbes, Gibbs, Gilad, Gilam, Gilbey, Gilby, Gildo, Gilead, Gilean, Gili, Gill, Gillen, Gilley, Gillies, Gilmer, Gilon, Glen, Miles, Myles, Niles, Nyles, Ries, Rives, Stiles, Wilkes and Willes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Giles.


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