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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gil

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Alt. Meaning

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Notable Persons Named Gil

Gil Scott Heron was a soul music, jazz poetry, jazz, blues, jazz-funk, and rapping musician. He plays Vocals and Rhodes piano. He holds the title Small Talk at 125th, Lenox", The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", and The Bottle". His career lasted from 1969 to 2011. Gil was given the name Gilbert Scott-Heron on April 1st, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on May 27th, 2011.

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Gil is a soccer player for the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, União Recreativa dos Trabalhadores, Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, Guaratinguetá Futebol, Esporte Clube Vitória, Esporte Clube Santo André, and Associação Atlética Ponte Pret. Gil was born on September 3rd, 1987 in Santo Antônio, Brazil.

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Gil Bellows is an actor. He was most active from 1988 to present. Gil was born on June 28th, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Gil Birmingham is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Gil was born on July 13th, 1953 in San Antonio.

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Gil Garcetti is a District Attorney of Los Angeles County. Gil was born on August 5th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Gil Gerard is an actor. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Gil was given the name Gilbert C. Gerard on January 23rd, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gil

Carlos Castaño Gil is a military person.

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Ariadna Gil is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Ariadna was given the name Ariadna Gil Giner on January 23rd, 1969 in Barcelona.

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Gil is a soccer player for the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, União Recreativa dos Trabalhadores, Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, Guaratinguetá Futebol, Esporte Clube Vitória, Esporte Clube Santo André, and Associação Atlética Ponte Pret. Gil was born on September 3rd, 1987 in Santo Antônio, Brazil.

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Enrique Gil is an actor, model (people), dance, model, and dancer. He has been prominent since 2008. Enrique was given the name Enrique Mari Gil V on March 30th, 1992 in Cebu City.

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Gilberto Gil is a musician. He holds the title Oslodum". Gilberto was given the name Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira on June 26th, 1942 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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Vicente was born on July 2nd, 1957 in Amalfi, Antioquia. Vicente is also known as Castaño and Vicente.

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How popular is the baby name Gil in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 12 0 12
1916 12 0 12
1917 5 0 5
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1921 12 0 12
1922 8 0 8
1923 7 0 7
1924 11 0 11
1925 5 0 5
1926 10 0 10
1927 11 0 11
1928 25 0 25
1929 15 0 15
1930 12 0 12
1931 18 0 18
1932 7 0 7
1933 14 0 14
1934 20 0 20
1935 15 0 15
1936 14 0 14
1937 21 0 21
1938 18 0 18
1939 21 0 21
1940 27 0 27
1941 17 0 17
1942 30 0 30
1943 21 0 21
1944 31 0 31
1945 43 0 43
1946 40 0 40
1947 55 0 55
1948 55 0 55
1949 62 0 62
1950 52 0 52
1951 68 0 68
1952 79 0 79
1953 91 0 91
1954 100 0 100
1955 74 0 74
1956 95 0 95
1957 123 0 123
1958 116 0 116
1959 117 0 117
1960 99 0 99
1961 121 0 121
1962 114 0 114
1963 110 0 110
1964 107 0 107
1965 91 0 91
1966 71 0 71
1967 76 0 76
1968 49 0 49
1969 62 0 62
1970 54 0 54
1971 68 0 68
1972 54 0 54
1973 45 0 45
1974 48 0 48
1975 49 0 49
1976 55 0 55
1977 50 0 50
1978 51 0 51
1979 41 0 41
1980 61 0 61
1981 50 0 50
1982 52 0 52
1983 49 0 49
1984 67 0 67
1985 44 0 44
1986 36 0 36
1987 52 0 52
1988 47 0 47
1989 50 0 50
1990 51 0 51
1991 52 0 52
1992 58 0 58
1993 49 0 49
1994 40 0 40
1995 47 0 47
1996 67 0 67
1997 50 0 50
1998 55 0 55
1999 37 0 37
2000 47 0 47
2001 40 0 40
2002 41 0 41
2003 47 0 47
2004 56 0 56
2005 42 0 42
2006 67 0 67
2007 44 0 44
2008 51 0 51
2009 34 0 34
2010 40 0 40
2011 33 0 33
2012 37 0 37
2013 23 0 23
2014 32 0 32
2015 32 0 32
2016 32 0 32
2017 34 0 34

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Popularity of Gil as a first name

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Popularity of Gil as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gil U.S.
  White 10.52% 64.26%
  African American 0.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 86.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gil

People with the last name Gil are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gil

  • How Popular is the name Gil? Gil is the 3,910th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gil was the 1,353rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,770 babies born with the first name Gil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gil to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Gil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gil is Saturday, July 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Gil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gil was in 1957 with a total of 123 babies.
  • Random Gil Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gil is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Gil: Your name in reverse order is Lig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,112 people with the last name Gil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gil? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Gil as their last name.

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