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  • (diminutive of Giles, Julian, Gillian): IPA(key): /d͡ʒɪl/
  • (diminutive of Wiliam, surname, Gillingham FC person): IPA(key): /ˈɡɪl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

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  1. A diminutive of the male given names Giles, Julian, or William, of medieval usage.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Gillian, variant of Jill.
  3. A Scottish and Northern English habitational surname from Old Norse for someone who lived near a gill.
  4. A Scottish and Irish surname from Scottish Gaelic [in turn originating as a patronymic], an alternate anglicization of Mac an Ghoill (McGill).
  5. A male given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.
  6. A locale in the United States.
    1. A town in Massachusetts; named for Massachusetts politician Moses Gill.
    2. An unincorporated community in Colorado; named for early landowner William H. Gill.
    3. An unincorporated community in Texas.
    4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia; named for an early postmaster.
    5. A ghost town in South Dakota; named for early postmaster Carl M. Gilberg.
  7. A surname from Punjabi from ਗਿੱਲ (gilla).

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Gill (plural Gills)

  1. (soccer) Someone connected with Gillingham Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Gill is the 435th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 74,948 individuals. Gill is most common among White (65.23%), Black (13.96%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (13.43%) individuals.

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