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Giles 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 name Aegeus.
Baby names that sound like Giles are Gillies, Ghilles and Jules.
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Popularity of Giles
Giles is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#729 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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