Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gilia f. Fem. of Giles or Gilo.

Some diminutive forms may also be diminutives of Julia or Juliana.

England
Latin
1296 Egidie (gen) RCS-1 p. 93a
1377 Giliota (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5
Middle French
1577 gillette WCS p. 86; 1587 Gillette ibid. p. 47; 1589 Gillette ibid. p. 22; 1590 Gillette ibid. p. 49; 1593 Gillette ibid. p. 24; 1594 Gillette ibid. p. 50; 1595 Gillette ibid. p. 51
Walloon
1590 Gilette RWC p. 14; 1591 Gillette ibid. p. 16; 1592 Gilette ibid. p. 21, Gillette ibid. p. 24; 1592/3 Gillette ibid. p. 25; 1593/4 Gilette ibid. p. 30; 1594 Gilette ibid. p. 31
France
Latin
1135 Gilia (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1147 Gilia (abl) ibid. 18, Gilla (abl) ibid. 17; 1147x62 Gilia (nom) ibid. 53; 1166 Gila (nom) ibid. 129, Gile (gen) ibid. 129; 1179 Gelia (abl) ibid. 172, Gila (abl) ibid. 178; 1268 Gilam (acc) NDParisII 2-X; 1270 Gila (nom) ibid. 2-XLI; 1301 Egidia (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 257
1301 Goillete (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 198
Old French
1301 Gille (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 335 [p. 235]; 1313 Gile Paris1313 p. 35
Middle French
1421 Gillette favier 14; 1455 Gillette HRAVP-3 p. 354; 1564 Gillette RegPCC-1 p. 48; 1568 Gillette ibid. p. 376; 1571 Gillette ibid. p. 605; 1572 Gillette ibid. p. 510
Ireland
Early Modern English
1538/9 Egidia Fiants-1 69; 1540 Egidia ibid. 116
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Zillia (nom) BBC-Berg 28; 1285 Egidie (gen) Perugia1285 p. 156
Scotland
Latin
1426/7 Egidie (dat) RMSRS-2 73; 1427 Gilia (abl) ibid. 105, Gilie (gen) ibid. 105
Scots
1543 Gelis PGB; 1592 Gelis ibid.; 1594 Gelis ibid.
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gilia". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Gilia.