Meaning and Origin of: Gil

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bright desire
  • Greek : Shield of hides
  • French : Youth
  • Scottish : From the high peak

Family 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.