Giles

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval English form of Old French saints' name Giles, modern Gilles, an altered form of Latin Aegidius, from Ancient Greek Αἰγίδιος ‎(Aigídios), derivative of αἰγίδιον ‎(aigídion, kid, young goat).

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Giles

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.