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What does Gilley mean?

Gilley Pronunciation of Gilley [gilley] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Gilley is "servant". Gilley is an alternate form of Gill (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: servant.


1 related form via Gill: Ghillie.

Creative forms:
(male) Geley, Giley, ..

(female) Gilli, Gillia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilley Holden (G.H.), ..

How popular is Gilley?

Gilley is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3307 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Gilley (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Gill. This relation of Gilley was favored 7 decades ago (#1239). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Gilley is alike in pronunciation to Gallo, Gallway, Galway and Gili. Other suggested similar names are Alley, Bille, Billy, Birley, Colley, Culley, Dillen, Finley, Gaelle, Gaile, Gaill, Gaille, Gaillen, Gale, Gall, Gayle, Ghilles (see Gillies), Gil, Gilbey, Gilby, Giles, Gillan, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillby, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gilles, Gillett, Gillies, Gillis, Gillon, Gillray, Gillroy (see Gilroy), Gilmer, Gilray, Gilroy, Giulio, Gridley, Halley, Hillel, Hiller, Hillery, Hilly, Kelley, Kiley, Linley, Millen, Miller, Olley, Reilley, Ridley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Sulley, Tulley, Villem, Wiley, Willem, Willes, Willet, Willey and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gilley.

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