What does Giles mean?
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.
Related boy name: Aegeus.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)
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)
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.