Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Bright desire
- Greek : Shield of hides
- French : Youth
- Scottish : From the high peak
Boy name variations
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.