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

The name Giles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "young goat". Giles and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite (boys)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Giles

Giles of Rome, archbishop of Bourges and commentator on the Organon by Aristotle
Giles Deacon, English fashion designer
Giles Bryan Chichester, English MEP
Giles Corey, figure in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials
Giles Martin, English record producer, son of Beatles producer George Martin
Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect
Giles Coren, English journalist and novelist
Giles Gordon K. Barnes, English footballer
Giles Snyder, American newscaster

Pop Culture References for the name Giles

Giles Winslow Sr. and Jr., characters in "Winnie-the-Pooh" series
Giles Fletcher, character in G. A. Henty's "St. George for England"
Giles, character in Guillermo Del Toro's "The Shape of Water"
Rupert Giles, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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)


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.