Gil

Gil - A very unique male name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gil, meaning happiness, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1618. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gil and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gil? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gil. The baby boy name Gil was given to 16 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2536 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 102,566 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gil peaked in popularity 61 years ago in 1958 on position 700.



Famous with this name

Gil Bellows
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Gil is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gil is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,735 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,900.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gil is where you live.


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Gil origin and meaning

Gil is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means happiness. To see famous people named Gil, pop culture references for the name Gil and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gil

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gil, sorted by popularity.

Gael / Gale / Gail / Gayle / Gill / Giulio / Galo / Galileo / Gal / Gahel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122536
20112519
20102169
20092963
20082069
20072470
20061916
20052665
20041763
20031879
20021767
20011978
20001955
19992208
19981552
19971644
19961293
19951586
19941817
19931464
19921299
19911554
19901321
19891400
19881282
19871106
19861268
19851185
19841024
19831121
19821212
19811181
1980976
19791264
19781038
19771063
19761020
19751052
19741118
19731027
19721033
1971951
19701119
19691062
1968977
1967827
1966842
1965819
1964739
1963773
1962762
1961709
1960819
1959725
1958700
1957708
1956848
1955872
1954702
1953846
1952826
1951906
1950865
1949861
1948869
19471092
19461004
1945855
19441231
19431418
19421276
19401543
19371123
19361544
19281278
19241480
19221643
19211842
19201618

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1735
California1900

Even more about Gil


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gil a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gil?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1958
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gil
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 102,566
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +16

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