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Meaning and name origin

Giles \gi-les\ as a boy's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Aegeus.

There is 1 feminine form of Giles: Egidia.

Giles is also pronounced similarly to Ghilles and Jules. Other suggested similar baby names are Gillies, Miles and Niles.


Giles is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#729 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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