Other Origin(s):Scottish, Gaelic
Meaning:Shining, bright; Swan
Geillis is a feminine name known most famously for the character in Outlander. But this name was plucked by a true student of history when Diana Gabaldon chose it! This name has roots back to the 16th century in Irish, where it was more commonly known as Geileis or Gelgeis. From these versions come the definitions of "shining" and "bright" or "swan." If baby's roots are particularly clover-covered, then the name Geillis will help the whole family celebrate baby's Gaeilge roots.
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