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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bright desire

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a pet form of the personal names Giles, Julian, or William (see Gill 1).
  • English : topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

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