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What does Gillis mean?

Gillis Pronunciation of Gillis [gillis] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Gillis is "young goat; bishop's servant; servant of Jesus". Gillis is a Scandinavian, Dutch form of Giles (Greek). Gillis is also a form of Gillespie (Scottish, Gaelic): anglicized variant of Gille Easbaig. Gillis is also used as a variant of Gillies (Scottish, Gaelic).

Associated with: scandinavian, greek, servant.


Gillis has 1 variant: Gilliss.

6 more related forms via Giles, Gillespie, Gillies: Ghilles, Ghillies, Gil, Gilles, Gyles and Jiles.

Creative forms:
(male) Gelis, Gilis, ..

(female) Gillisl, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillis Elon (G.E.), ..

How popular is Gillis?

Gillis is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1786 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gillis entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #1939 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Gillis listed in the Top 2000 are Jiles, Giles and Gil. These relations of Gillis were favored as baby names a century ago (usage of 0.01%), but now, the version Giles has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gillis, Gil, Giles, Jiles in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Billie, Callis, Collis, Dallis, Ellis, Fillip, Ghillie, Gili, Gill, Gillan, Gillbie (see Gilby), Gillby, Gillen, Gilley, Gillian, Gillion, Gillon, Giulio, Hillie, Hollis, Mills, Sills, Tallis, Tullis, Wallis, Willes, Willi, Willie, Willis, Williss and Wills. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gillis.

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