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What does Gillray mean?

Gillray Pronunciation of Gillray [gill-ray] as a boys' name means "the red-head". Gillray is a version of Gilroy (Irish, Scottish, Gaelic): from Gaelic an giolla.

Associated with: red.


Gillray has 2 variants: Gillroy and Gilray.

3 more related forms via Gilroy: Gilderoy, Gildray and Gildroy.

Creative forms:
(male) Gillgar, Gillway, ..

(female) Gillar, Gillna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gillray Flint (G.F.), ..

How popular is Gillray?

Gillray is an unusual given name for men. Gillray is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gillray has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Delray, Finlay, Galloway, Gallway, Galway, Gilad, Gilam, Gilbey, Gilby, Gilead, Gilean, Gilian, Gill, Gillan, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillbie (see Gilby), Gillby, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillermo, Gilles, Gillett, Gilley, Gillian, Gillies, Gillion, Gillis, Gilliss, Gillman, Gillon, Gillson, Gilman, Gilzean, Gray and Gullan. Like Gillray, these names are not commonly used.

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