Aegidius Name Meaning & Origin

Aegidius

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Origin of the name Giles:

From the Old French Gilles, a derivative of the Latin Aegidius, which is from the Greek aigis ( a goatskin shield of Zeus, a protection). The name was borne by the semilegendary St. Giles, a 7th-century Athenian who had the power to work miracles and heal the crippled. He fled to southern Gaul and became a hermit to escape fame and the adoration of his fans. Nevertheless, he was popular throughout Europe, and his name was favored in the Middle Ages.

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Latin name derived from the Greek word 'aigidion' meaning 'young goat.'

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Aegidius was a Gallo-Roman warlord.
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