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What does Gill mean?

Gill Pronunciation of Gill [gill] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gill) is pronounced gil. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gill is "servant". Also a short form of Irish names that begin with Gil-.

Associated with: irish, servant.


Gill has 2 variants: Ghillie and Gilley.

Related boy name: Gilbert.

Creative forms:
(male) Gell, Guill, ..

(female) Gial, Gilla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gill Brayden (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gill?

Gill is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#430 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gill reached its peak position of #1239 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gilbert (#983 from current records) is the only other prominent related form of Gill. Adoption of these forms of Gill was at its highest during 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly lower since, with the form Gilbert becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gill, Gilbert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gill is pronounced similarly to Gael, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail, Gaile, Gal, Gale, Gall, Gayle and Gil. Other suggested similar names are Axill, Bell, Bill, Byll, Chill, Coll, Dell, Gaill, Gaille, Galil, Gallo, Galo, Galt, Gian, Gib, Gibb, Gide, Gidi, Gilad, Gilam, Gilby, Gildo, Giles, Gili, Gillan, Gillby, Gillen, Gilles, Gillis, Gillon, Gilon, Gino, Hall, Hill, Kell, Neill, Niall, Noll, Pall, Pell, Poll, Sill, Till, Ull, Vaill and Will. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gill.

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