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Boy Names Starting with Gi-

Gi- baby names and what they mean, with 52 results. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.34%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.33%, 3.7% LESS), but with names such as Gilbert falling out of fashion. Gideon (#328), Gianni (#564), Gibson (#944) and Giovanni (#130) are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here, while Giblin (TOP 7%) and Girton (10%) are common Gi- surnames. Here is the list of Gi- names for girls.

Gi- names

Giacamo - Gilford | Gill - Giordano | Giorgi - Giustino

Giacamo - Gilford

Giacopo, Giacomo1, Giacobo, Giacobbe, Giacamo
Var. of Jacob. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "He who supplants." Common as surnames. Compare Giacamo, Giacomo (31%) and popular -mo surnames Giarmo (UPPER 98%), Giaimo (16%).

Giacinto, Giacintho
Forms of Jacinto. Root fr. Spanish, Greek languages. Masculine form of the Greek flower .. Not in Top 2000.

Based on Italian, Hebrew words. "He who supplants." Giacoma and Gilcomo are creative forms. See also Giacamo.

Form of James. Derivative of Hebrew word. "He who supplants." Not that popular as a boys' name, Giacomo occurs more conventionally as a surname. See also Giacobo.

John and variants

Giovanni, Giannos, Giannis, Gianni1, Gian1, Giannes
Var. of John. From Hebrew element. "God is gracious." Adoption of Gian, Giannos, etc. as baby names in 2015 was 25.9% more than a decade ago.

Gian and variants

Gian2, var. Gianny, Gianni2, Gianney
Derivative of Italian, Hebrew words. "God is gracious." Usage of Gian, Gianny, etc. as boys' names in 2015 was 1.4% less than the previous year.

Gibbes1, var. Gibbs1, Gibbe1, Gibb1
Root fr. Scottish, Old English elements. "Bright hostage." Scarce as baby names, but Gibbe, Gibbes, etc. are similar to the more conventional Gabe.

Gibor, var. Gibbor
Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Strong one." Unusual, with the unconventional -or ending for Gibor, Gibbor, like Gaynor, Gregor.

Gibson and variants

Gibson, var. Gilson, Gillson, Gibbs2, Gibbons, Gibbes2, Gibby, Gibbe2, Gibb2
Based on Old English element. "Son of Gilbert." Gibson has gained in prominence as a children's name since 1910-1919.

Gideon and variants

Gideon, var. Gidon, Gidi, Gideone
Stems fr. Hebrew. "He who cuts down." Gideone, Gidi and Gidon are more novel as birth names among the variant forms of Gideon.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gi- names: Gian, Gianni, Gibson, Gideon, Gifford

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gi- names: Gil, Gilbert, Gilberto, Giles, Gilford

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gi- names: Gill, Gillis, Giovanni

Gifford and variants

Gifford, var. Gifferd, Giffard
Origin fr. Old English word. "Brave giver; puffy-faced." Gifford is popular as a baby name among these versions.

Gilad, var. Gilead, Giladi
Stems fr. Arabic, Hebrew words. "Hump of a camel." Unique. Gilad, Gilead, similar to Galahad, end with the androgynous -ad.

Stems fr. Hebrew word. "Joy of a people." Gilam is unusual as a boys' name. See also Gilian.

Gilbert and variants

Gilbert, var. Giselbertus, Giselberto, Giselbert, Gill, Gilberto, Gilburt, Gil1, Gibb3, Gib
Based on Old French, Old German elements. "Bright promise." Adoption of Gilbert and variants as boys' names in 2015 was down 49.8% compared to 10 years ago.

Origin fr. Scottish, Gaelic words. "Servant of St Bridget." Gilbride is rare as a male name, occurring frequently (UPPER 15%) as a last name.

Gilby, var. Gillby, Gillbie, Gillbey, Gilbey
Origin fr. Old Norse, Irish, Gaelic elements. "Estate of the hostage; blond boy." Gilboy (UPPER 27%), Gilbo (28%) are common surnames.

Gilchrist, var. Gillchrist
From Irish, Gaelic language. "Christ's servant." Gilchrist and Gillchrist are scarce as male names, and Gilchrist occurs frequently (UPPER 2%) as a last name.

Form of Ermenegildo. Source fr. Old German element. "Great valor." Unique. Gildo (compare Grimaldo) ends with the unconventional masculine-sounding -ldo. See also Giladi.

Giles and variants

Giles, var. Gilliss, Gillis, Gilles, Gil2, Gide
Origin fr. Greek element. "Young goat." Gide, Gilles and Gilliss are more rarefied as children's names among the forms of Giles.


Form of Guildford. Based on Old English. "Ford with yellow flowers." Gilford was favored in the 1910s. See also Milford.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Gi- names for boys.

1. Giacamo - Gilford
Jacob [Giacamo, Giacopo, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacobbe], Jacinto [Giacinto, Giacintho], Giacomo, James [Giacomo], John [Gian, Gianni, Giannes, Giannis, Giannos, Giovanni], Gian [Gianny, Gianni, Gianney], Gibbes [Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs], Gibor [Gibbor], Gibson [Gibby, Gibbs, Gilson, Gibbes, Gibbons, Gillson, ..], Gideon [Gidi, Gidon, Gideone], Gifford [Giffard, Gifferd], Gilad [Giladi, Gilead], Gilam, Gilbert [Gill, Gilburt, Gilberto, Giselbert, Giselberto, Giselbertus, ..], Gilbride, Gilby [Gillby, Gilbey, Gillbie, Gillbey], Gilchrist [Gillchrist], Ermenegildo [Gildo], Giles [Gil, Gide, Gilles, Gillis, Gilliss], Guildford [Gilford]

Gill [Gilley], Gillanders [Gillandreis], Gillean [Gillon, Gillan, Gillen, Gillian, Gillion, Gilleon, ..], Gillecalum, Gillemartin, Gilleonain, Guillaume [Gillermo], Gillespie [Gillis, Gillaspie], Gillett [Gillette], Gillies [Gilles, Gillis, Gilliss], Gilman [Gillman], Gilmer, Gilmore [Gilmour, Gillmore, Gillmour], Gilon [Gil, Gili], Gilroy [Gilray, Gildray, Gildroy, Gillroy, Gillray, Gilderoy], Gilson [Gillson], Gilzean [Gilian, Gilleon, Gilleoin], Genesis [Ginesis], Gino, Jordan [Giordano]

George [Giorgi, Giorgio, Giorgios, Giorgino, Giorgius], Godfrey [Giotto], Giovanni [Giovel, Giovell, Giovani, Giovanno, Giovanny, Giovonni, ..], Gerald [Giraud, Giraldo, Girauld, Girault], Gerard [Giraud, Girard, Girault], Girvin [Girvan, Girven, Girvon], Giulio [Giuliano], Julius [Giulio], Joseph [Giuseppe, Giuseppino], Giuseppe, Justin [Giusto, Giustino], Giustino [Giusto, Giustinian, Giustiniano]

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