US Popularity:13782
Other Origin(s):British, French
Meaning:Protection; Kid or young goat
Giles is a British and French surname making its move as a personal name for boys. Dating back to Ancient Greece, Giles has evolved over the millennia as a descendant of the Latin Aegidius from the Greek aigís. Meaning “protection,” “kid,” or “young goat,” the name refers to the Aegis—the mythical shield of Zeus and Athena—crafted from goatskin. Made famous by the miracle worker Saint Giles, this high-minded name journeyed to Britain with the Normans in the 11th century. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans may associate this dapper title with the beloved Rupert Giles, Buffy’s honorable Watcher and steadfast father figure.

Giles Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Giles is currently #13782 in U.S. births
Boy:Giles is currently #5568 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 1416
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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