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Origin of the name GIL.
Etymology of the name GIL.
Meaning of the baby name GIL.

  

GIL.  English.  A short form of any name beginning with Gil-, most of which are from Teutonic gisel (pledge), such as Gilbert (bright pledge).
    Gillette "Gil" Elvgren (d. 1980), was an American painter of pin-up girls. (Wiki)

GIL.  Spanish and Portuguese.  Probably the same as French Gilles (q.v.), Cognate with Irish Giolla (q.v.), meaning "with the ægis," i.e. "a disciple" or "servant."  Some render such names "pledge," and even "hostage." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
    Jaime Gil de Biedma (d. 1990), as a Spanish post-Civil War poet.  Gil Vicente (d. 1537), was a Portuguese poet and playwright. (Wiki)

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