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What does Gilley mean?

Gilley /gil-ley/ as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Gilley is "servant". Gilley is an alternate form of Gill (Irish, Gaelic) with the suffix -ey.

Associated with: servant.


Gilley has 1 related form via Gill: Ghillie.

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

(female) Gilli, Gillia, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent variation form of Gilley (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Gill. This relation of Gilley was favored 6 decades ago (#1239). Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Gilley and associated names. (2014 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.