Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Scottish
Ghillie is a boy’s name of Irish, Scottish, and Gaelic origin. Meaning “servant,” ghillie or gillie were ancient Gaelic terms used to describe a person who acted as a servant or helper on expeditions, including fishing, hunting, hawking, and the like. This mostly took place in Scotland, and the position even still exists today in some places. In Irish and Celtic mythology, you will find mention of a character named Gilla or Gille, usually in reference to a boy or lad of low status. Ghillie Dhu is also a Scottish mythological figure who is a solitary male fairy who is both kind and wild in demeanor. With such a storied and interesting name as Ghillie, your little one is sure to feel proud to hear it every day.
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