Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin
Meaning:Kid or small goat
Gilles is a French and Dutch personal name and alternative spelling of the British surname Giles, dating back to Ancient Greece. Gilles' journey has been long, derived from the Latin Aegidius and the Greek aigís. Gilles means “protection,” “kid,” or “young goat” and is linked to the mythological Aegis—the mighty shield of Zeus and Athena crafted from goatskin. Made famous by the miracle worker Saint Giles, Gilles not only embodies unwavering faith and protection but carries the rambunctious energy young goats are loved for.
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