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Gender: Male Meaning of Gil: "happiness" Origin of Gil: Hebrew

The name Gil is a boy's name of Hebrew, Spanish origin meaning "happiness". Gil and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Duggar or Bates?".

From the experts:

Pronounced zheel, it's a dashing conquistador; as gill, it's the nice and slightly boring guy down the street.

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Famous People Named Gil

Gilbert Allen "Gil" Meche, American baseball player
Gilbert Ray "Gil" Hodges, American baseball player and manager
Gilbert "Gil" Gerard, American actor
Gilbert Frank "Gil" Amelio, American former CEO of Apple, Inc.
Gil Birmingham, American actor
Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans, Canadian jazz pianist
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron, American spoken word poet
Gil Bellows, Canadian actor
Jaden Gil Agassi, son of tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
Enrique Mari "Quen" Gil V, Filipino Actor

Pop Culture References for the name Gil

Gilbert "Gil" Grissom, character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
"Gil Blas," 18th-century novel by Alain-Rene Lesage
Gil Nexdor, character on TV's "Johnny Test"
Gil Le Fleur, character on TV's "Northern Exposure"
Gil Gunderson, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Gil Chesterton, character on TV's "Frasier"
Gilbert "Gil" Blythe, character in L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables"
Gillington "Gil" Webber, son of the river monster in "Monster High" show and series


southern.maple Says:


Romanticizing conquistadors is a bit in poor taste, don't you think?

Cormorant Says:


I've seen a Gil-nam before, sometimes called Gil.