Irish and Scottish surname
"son of the foreigner"

Mcgill Origin and Meaning

The name Mcgill is a boy's name meaning "son of the foreigner".

Despite its appearance, McGill is not related to any of the Gil- names, including Gilbert, Gilford, and Gilson. The "gill" piece is derived from the Gaelic word gall, meaning "foreigner." Yet, it could still be used to honor a Gil in your life.

McGill University is a prestigious school in Montreal, Quebec.