First name origins & meanings:
- German: Bright desire
- Greek: Shield of hides
- French: Youth
- Scottish: From the high peak
First name variations: Ogilvie, Gilie, Gilly, Ogilvy, Gilberto, Guilbert, Giggon, Gilly, Gip, Gipper, Gib, Gibby, Gibbs, Gibbes, Gibson, Gillett, Gillette, Wilbert, Wilbur, Bert, Gilbert, Gyles, Gilles, Gillis, Gilean, Gileon, Gillette, Gillian, Egedio, Egide, Egidius, Gide, Jetes, Jyles, Giles
Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Dutch, and German: from the
personal name Gil, from French Gille(s), from Latin
Aegidius (see Giles).
- German: from Slavic
gil ‘bullfinch’, probably a nickname for a simpleton.