Gender: Male Pronunciation: jiles Meaning of Giles: "young goat" Origin of Giles: Greek

Giles Origin and Meaning

The name Giles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "young goat".

One of those names that most Americans find just too too tea-sippingly British to consider; its meaning has led to occasional use for Capricorn boys.

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Pop Culture References for the name Giles

Gilean, Jiles, Gile, Gileon, Jyles, Gilette, Gill, Gidie, Gyles, Gide, Gyle, Gillette

Giles's International Variations

Éigid (Irish Gaelic) Egidius (Dutch) Egidio (Italian) Gillis (Danish) Egyed (Hungarian) Gillie (Scottish Gaelic) Idzi, Egidiusz (Polish) Agidius (German) Gil (Spanish) Gilles (French)


Halouise Says:


I like the name, but I can’t help associating it with Giles Corey and the Salem witch trials so imma have to pass on that.

ava.blair44 Says:


I really like the name, but not really the meaning. There also may be some pronunciation issues.

Ziggy2112 Says:


I dated a Giles and now regret taking away the ability to use this name!

lesliemarion Says:


My only regret in being married is not having first dated a Giles (and a Keir, a Tarquin, and a Javier!).

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm sorry, but, although I don't dislike the name Giles, I automatically associate it with the character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not a bad association, but it's up there with Sherlock and Charlemagne for me. I can't see it on anyone but Rupert Giles.

euphemiadwarlock9 Says:


Sounds traditional but would be adorable on a little boy, especially a Capricorn one. ;)

AnonymousPerson Says:


Tea-sippingly British? Ha. That sounds good. Very good. I officially like this name.

raevynstar Says:


I like this name, but pronunciation could be a problem.