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Of Greek origin.

French form of the name Giles.

From the Latin name Aegidius.

Derives from the Greek word “αιγίδιον”, meaning young goat.

Other forms of the name are Giles, Gil, Egidio, Jyles.

Famous bearers are Gilles Lellouche, Gilles Deleuze, Gilles Villeneuve, Gilles Marini, Gilles Simon, Gilles Muller, Gilles Peterson, Gilles Bensimon, Gilles Vigneault, Gilles Béhat, Gilles Servat.

Canadian Gilles Villeneuve was one of the most spectacular racing drivers of his time.

Although he never won a world championship, he is still very much admired and loved by “Formula 1” fans and referred as one of the sport’s greatest competitors.