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What does Gillies mean?

Gillies Pronunciation of Gillies [gillies] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gillies is "servant of Jesus". From Gille Iosa. In Scotland in Victorian times, ghillie was a term for a type of outdoor servant.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, servant, victorian (medieval).


Gillies has 5 variants: Ghilles, Ghillies, Gilles, Gillis and Gilliss.

Creative forms:
(male) Gallies, Gylies, ..

(female) Gilli, Gilliya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillies Johnnie (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gillies?

Gillies is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#10797 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gillis is the only popular alternative form of Gillies (not ranked). Adoption of this form of Gillies was common a century ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Akilles, Billie, Dalles, Delles, Gaille, Gaillen, Gallven (see Galvin), Gamliel (see Gamaliel), Gellion, Ghillie, Giannes, Gibbes, Gilbey, Giles, Gili, Gilian, Gill, Gillan, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillbie (see Gilby), Gillby, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillett, Gilley, Gillian, Gillion, Gillman, Gillon, Gillray, Gillroy (see Gilroy), Gillson, Gilmer, Giulio, Glades, Gridlie, Gyles, Hillie, Hillier, Jiles, Miles, Niles, Villiers, Wilkes, Willes, Willie, Willis, Williss and Willkes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gillies.

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