Meaning and Origin of: Gil
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First name origins & meanings:
- German : Bright desire
- Greek : Shield of hides
- French : Youth
- Scottish : From the high peak
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Last name origin & meaning:
- 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.