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What does Gillby mean?

Gillby Pronunciation of Gillby [gill-by] as a boys' name has the meaning "estate of the hostage; blond boy". Gillby is an alternate spelling of Gilby (Old Norse, Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: estate (home), blond (white).


Gillby has 3 variants: Gilbey, Gillbey and Gillbie.

Creative forms:
(male) Galby, Gillga, ..

(female) Gilla, Gillna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillby Anish (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gillby?

Gillby is a rare given name for males. Gillby is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gillby has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bailby (see Balbo), Billy, Colby, Collby, Digby, Gabby, Gaby, Gaill, Gaille, Gaillen, Gall, Gallo, Gallway, Galway, Ghilles (see Gillies), Ghillie, Gianny, Gib, Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibby, Gil, Gilad, Giladi, Gilam, Gildo, Gildray (see Gilroy), Gildroy, Gilead, Gilean, Giles, Gili, Gilian, Gill, Gillan, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gilles, Gillett, Gilley, Gillian, Gillies, Gillion, Gillis, Gilliss, Gillman, Gillon, Gillray, Gillroy (see Gilroy), Gillson, Gilman, Gilmer, Gilon, Gilray, Gilroy, Gilson, Giulio, Gridley, Gridly (see Gridley), Gullan, Gwillyn (see Guillaume), Hilly, Kelby, Kellby, Kirby, Kirkby, Kolby, Selby, Shelby, Welby, Wellby, Willey and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gillby.

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