Giles (given name)

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PronunciationFrench: [ʒij]
Word/nameFrench form of Aegidius
Region of originmedieval France
Other names
Related namesGilles, Égide

Giles is a masculine given name.

Giles [dʒaɪlz] is the Medieval English form of the name of the French hermit Saint Giles,[1] which itself is the Old French form of the Latin name Aegidius. The modern French forms are Gilles and the less common Égide.

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  1. ^ "qui avoit nom Giles de nos avons ceste vile conquise par la dieu Landas, et fu feruz par mi l'ueil.."