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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gillis

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  1. A male given name, cognate to Giles.

Notable Persons Named Gillis

Patrick Flanagan is an author, invention, and inventor. Patrick was given the name Gillis Patrick Flanagan on October 11th, 1944 in Oklahoma City.

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Gillis Grafström is a figure skater.

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Gillis William Long was an investment banker and lawyer. Gillis was born on May 4th, 1923 in Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA. He died on January 20th, 1985.

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Gillis Bildt was a military officer and officer (armed forces). His military service ended in 1890. Gillis was born on October 16th, 1820 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He breathed his last breath on October 22nd, 1894.

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Gillis was born in 1528 in Hulst. He passed away on December 28th, 1598.

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Gillis was born in 1542 in Antwerp. Gillis is also known as Congnet and Gillis. He left this life in 1599.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gillis

Jack White is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He holds the title Seven Nation Army" excerpt. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Jack was given the name John Anthony Gillis on July 9th, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Girl Talk is a glitch, experimental plunderphonics, mashup, hip-hop, glitch (music), experimental music, plunderphonics, mashup (music), and hip hop music musician. He plays Laptop. His ongoing career started in 2001. Girl was given the name Gregg Michael Gillis on October 26th, 1981.

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Brad Gillis is a rock music, hard rock, and heavy metal music musician. He plays Guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Flying V, Jackson Soloist, PRS Guitars, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Brad was given the name Bradley Frank Gillis on June 15th, 1957 in Honolulu.

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Sean is also known as The Other Baton Rouge Killer.

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Ann Gillis is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1934 to 1947. Ann was given the name Alma Mabel Conner on February 12th, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Mike Gillis is a hockey player. He was most active from 1978 to 1984. Mike was born on December 1st, 1958 in Greater Sudbury.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1911 5 0 5
1912 12 0 12
1913 8 0 8
1915 18 0 18
1916 18 0 18
1917 8 0 8
1918 12 0 12
1919 17 0 17
1920 15 0 15
1921 14 0 14
1922 18 0 18
1923 20 0 20
1924 12 0 12
1925 12 0 12
1926 11 0 11
1927 12 0 12
1928 14 0 14
1929 10 0 10
1930 13 0 13
1931 14 0 14
1932 16 0 16
1933 16 0 16
1934 12 0 12
1935 9 0 9
1936 6 0 6
1937 9 0 9
1938 10 0 10
1939 12 0 12
1940 9 0 9
1941 11 0 11
1942 15 0 15
1943 11 0 11
1944 16 0 16
1945 17 0 17
1946 8 0 8
1947 9 0 9
1948 13 0 13
1949 11 0 11
1950 14 0 14
1951 20 0 20
1952 13 0 13
1953 13 0 13
1954 10 0 10
1955 15 0 15
1956 14 0 14
1957 8 0 8
1958 10 0 10
1959 10 0 10
1960 8 0 8
1961 10 0 10
1963 13 0 13
1964 10 0 10
1965 7 0 7
1967 8 0 8
1968 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1974 8 0 8
1976 5 0 5
1979 7 0 7
1982 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
2001 6 0 6

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Popularity of Gillis as a last name

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Common last names for Gillis

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gillis U.S.
  White 78.74% 64.26%
  African American 15.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gillis

People with the last name Gillis are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gillis

  • How Popular is the name Gillis? Gillis is the 13,094th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gillis was the 1,910th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gillis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 712 babies born with the first name Gillis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gillis to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gillis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gillis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gillis is Friday, March 6th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Gillis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gillis was in 1923 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Gillis Factoid: According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gillis is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1925.
  • Weird things about the name Gillis: Your name in reverse order is Sillig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Islgil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gillis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,834 people with the last name Gillis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gillis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Gillis as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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