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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Other Forms FormsGentila, Gentille

Meaning & History

Italian form of Gentilis. This given name was borne by both men and women in medieval Italy, but it was more commonly found on men, which is understandable, as usage of the name appears to have first started in honour of the Blessed Gentilis (c. 1290-1340), a Franciscan missionary from Italy who was martyred in Persia.

In French, the name Gentile is strictly feminine, since it is the feminine form of Gentil, which is the French form of the aforementioned Gentilis.

Known bearers of this given name include the Blessed Gentile Pianella née Giusti (c. 1471-1530), the Italian duchess Gentile Brancaleoni (1416-1457) and the Italian painters Gentile da Fabriano (c. 1370-1427) and Gentile Bellini (c. 1429-1507).
Added 9/23/2017 by Lucille