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Giles Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880–January 21, 1932) was a British writer and critic and part of the Bloomsbury Group.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Rupert Giles is a character on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" T.V. show. He's played by Anthony Stewart Head.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
Professor Tolkien used Giles to name the main character in his story 'Farmer Giles of Ham'. Giles is but the 'vulgar' form of the name; the farmer's full name was Aegidius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo.
-- Elfstone  2/3/2006
The name of one of the characters in Thomas Hardy's novel 'The Woodlanders', portrayed in the recent film by Rufus Sewell.
-- Hero  9/30/2006
There is a novelist named Giles Blunt.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
In Polish this name is quite rare, but it does appear - either in a Greek-influenced form of "Egidiusz", or shortened to "Idzi".
-- Corleinne  1/29/2008
Giles Corey was the one guy in the Salem witch trials who wasn't hung. He got squished to death by rocks for not pleading guilty or not guilty.
-- welovejamesarness  9/30/2008
I always thought it was pronounced with a hard g... I like that pronunciation better personally.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2013
Fictional bearer: In the YA novel "Incarceron", the main character Finn thinks he's the long-lost Prince Giles (I haven't read the sequel yet so I don't know how this ends).

Pronounced with a J sound.
-- raevynstar  8/21/2014

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