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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 "small goat". From Aigidios. The name refers to the goat-skin that ancient shields were made of.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Aegeus.

Giles has 1 feminine form: Egidia.


Popularity

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 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 boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2665%) and are now much less widespread, with the forms Gil and Giles becoming less trendy. 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 Gil, Giles in U.S.

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


Similar 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.

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