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What does Gilliss mean?

Gilliss Pronunciation of Gilliss [gilliss] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and Gilliss means "young goat; servant of Jesus". Gilliss is an alternate spelling of Giles (Greek). Gilliss is also a variation of Gillies (Scottish, Gaelic): from Gille Iosa.

Associated with: greek, servant.


Gilliss has 1 variant: Gillis.

3 more different relations via Giles, Gillies: Ghilles, Ghillies and Gilles.

Creative forms:
(male) Geliss, Gilius, ..


Middle name pairings:
Gilliss Kashton (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gilliss?

Gilliss is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#67936 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Gillis and Giles are the popular related forms of Gilliss (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gilles, are seldom used. These relations of Gilliss were at the height of their popularity in the 1880s, but now, the form Giles has gone out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alviss, Arliss, Bliss, Corliss, Elliss, Elviss (see Elvis), Gellion, Ghillie, 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, Giulio, Holliss, Kelviss (see Kelvis), Willess, Willis and Williss. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gilliss.

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