Medieval English form of Old French saints' name Giles, modern Gilles, an altered form of LatinAegidius, from Ancient Greek Aigidios, derivative of aigidion "kid, young goat".
Giles Sentence Examples
Three weeks after the battle he, still provost of St Giles, was admitted a burgess of Edinburgh, his father, the "Great Earl," being then civil provost of the capital.
Douglas's literary work, now his chief claim to be remembered, belongs, as has been stated, to the period 1501-1513, when he was provost of St Giles.
His body was sent in February to Poole, in Dorset, and was buried at Wimborne St Giles.
It has been usually supposed that John Napier was buried in St Giles's church, Edinburgh, which was certainly the burialplace of some of the family, but Mark Napier (Memoirs, p. 426) quotes Professor William Wallace, who, writing in 1832, gives strong reasons for believing that he was buried in the old church of St Cuthbert.
Ernest Giles made several attempts to cross the Central Australian Desert, but it was not until his third attempt that he was successful.