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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Shield of hides
  • French : Youth

How Popular Is The Name Gillis

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : reduced form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies.
  • Dutch form of Giles.

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