Giles name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Giles jiles
Meaning: Kid, Young Goat and Shield Bearer
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What does Giles mean?

Giles's meaning is Kid, Young Goat or Shield Bearer is primarily used in Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, German and English and is used for both boys and girls is originated from Old Greek.

Also Giles is equivalent of Gilius in English and French languages.

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How do I pronounce Giles?

The most common way to pronounce two syllabled Giles is jiles. It can also be pronounced as gi-les.

Variants of Giles

Aegidius, Aegid, Gilius, Egid, Gelius, Aigidius, Egidius

Names that rhyme with Giles

How popular is the name Giles?

Giles is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1880 and was able to reach the top 400 names. In 1881, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 360 on boy names chart when 86 babies were given the name Giles.

Over 4611 babies in United States have been named Giles. Also, in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

In 1997, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 378 on boy names chart when 60 babies were given the name Giles. There are over 509 babies that have been given the name Giles in England and Wales.

Giles is an uncommon baby name in Ireland there is very thin chances of it still being given. In France, it had been in use since 1921 and made it to the top 500 but has appeared since 1981.

There are over 180 babies that have been given the name Giles in France. Giles is a rare baby name in Belgium and may not be used now as it was last seen in 1997.

But Giles is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 7000 have the name. At least, 10000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our estimate.

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Giles in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Giles?

If you have letter S as your capstone, you don't respect people who don't respect themselves. Relationships make you feel trapped. You lack passion and wilderness. Don't make work your priority. When it comes to love, you like it the old fashioned way. The letter G as a cornerstone in a name stands for independence, strong focus, intellectuality, daydreaming, and hard work. You believe only people who love and respect themselves are able to truly love and respect any other living being on earth.

Parents who liked Giles, loved these names

  •  Solon - Darling and Perennial boy name Solon is used majorly in English, Finnish and French, meaning of Solon is "Wisdom" is of Old Greek origin
  •  Xenon - Atypical and Fresh boy name Xenon is originated from Old Greek used prevalently in Greek and English languages, meaning of Xenon is "Foreigner"
  •  Nicolasa - Unconventional and Perpetual Nicolasa is originated from Old Greek language bestowed upon girls, Nicolasa means "Victory and People, Victory of the People and Female Version of Nicholas" is commonly used in English. Nicolasa is derived from Nicola.
  •  Engelina - Girl name Engelina is mainly used in Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish, meaning of Engelina is "Angel" has its origin in Old Greek
  •  Bernicia - Meaning of Bernicia is Bringing Victory is rooted from Old Greek notably used in Spanish is used as a girl name

Sibling Names for Giles

If you're considering naming your baby boy Giles, it's only natural to start thinking about sibling names that would complement this charming moniker. To help inspire you, we've compiled a list of names that work well alongside Giles, ranging from classic and timeless to modern and unique.

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Names for Giles's brother

Famous people named Giles

  • Giles of Rome, archbishop of Bourges
  • Giles Romilly, journalist, Second World War POW
  • Giles Fletcher, English cleric and poet chiefly
  • Giles of Assisi,
  • Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Thai-British academic and political activist
  • Giles Swayne, British composer
  • Giles Blunt, Canadian novelist, poet, and screenwriter
  • Giles Foden, English author
  • Giles Farnaby, English composer and virginalist of the Renaissance and Baroque periods
  • Giles Fletcher, the Elder, English poet and diplomat
  • Giles Jacob, British legal writer whose works included a well-received law dictionary that became the most popular and widespread law dictionary
  • Giles Mompesson, English office holder and politician
  • Giles H. Miller, was
  • Giles Alington, Lord of Horseheath, , knight, Lord of the Manor of Horseheath
  • Giles Scott-Smith, is Senior Researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg and Ernst van der Beugel Chair
  • Giles Andreae, British artist, poet and greeting card writer
  • Giles A. Lutz, prolific author of fiction in the Western genre
  • Giles Pellerin, American telephone company executive, USC alumnus
  • Giles Vandeleur, British Army officer during the Second World War
  • Giles Lewin, British violinist and bagpiper
  • Giles Fox-Strangways, 6th Earl of Ilchester, British peer and philanthropist
  • Giles Hart, British Telecom engineer Working for BT Operate and a trade union activist
  • Giles Slade, Canadian freelance writer and social critic
  • Giles Tillotson, writer and lecturer on Indian history and architecture
  • Giles Brugge, 6th Baron Chandos, born in Cubberley, Gloucester, England
  • Giles W. Hotchkiss, U.S. Representative
  • Giles Cooper, Anglo-Irish playwright and prolific radio dramatist
  • Giles Smith, British journalist for The Times
  • Giles of Lessines, thirteenth-century Dominican scholastic philosopher
  • Saint Giles, Greek, Christian, hermit saint from Athens
  • Giles of Viterbo, 16th-century Italian Augustinian friar, bishop of Viterbo and cardinal
  • Giles Goddard, British Church of England priest
  • Giles de Braose, was Bishop of Hereford from 1200 to 1215
  • Giles of Bridport, medieval Bishop of Salisbury
  • Giles Fraser, English Anglican priest
  • Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect
  • Giles Radice, Labour member of the House of Lords
  • Giles Goschen, 4th Viscount Goschen, British Conservative politician
  • Giles Corey, English-born American farmer
  • Giles Chichester, Member of the European Parliament for South West England and Gibraltar before retiring
  • Giles Coren, British food writer and television presenter
  • Giles Alexander Smith, general
  • Giles Martin, English record producer, songwriter
  • Giles Watling, English actor and Conservative politician
  • Giles Rich, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Giles Paxman, British diplomat
  • Giles Coke, English footballer
  • Giles Milton, internationally best-selling writer
  • Giles Gherson, Canadian civil servant and journalist
  • Giles Barnes, professional footballer
  • Giles Shaw, British Conservative Party politician
  • Giles White, former English cricketer and now the Director of Cricket of Hampshire County Cricket Club
  • Giles Nuttgens, British cinematographer, perhaps best
  • Giles McCrary, Giles Connell McCrary, Sr
  • Giles Baring, English first-class cricketer between the years 1930 and 1946


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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