Giles is the medieval English form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂eyǵ- (goat). Giles is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gyles (English) Gilles (French) Gidie (Medieval French) Gil (Spanish, Portuguese) Gillis (Dutch) Egidio…


Aegina is the name of a Greek island, its name derived from the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was a lover of Zeus. The name is possibly derived from Greek aiginos meaning “of a goat”. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Aeginea (Greek) Aigina (Greek)  


Aegeus is the name of the father of Theseus in Greek mythology, the king of Athens, and who gave his name to the Aegean Sea. His name may be derived from Greek aigeios meaning “of a goat” though it may also be derived from Greek aigis meaning “goatskin” or “shield”, the latter referencing the shield of Zeus or Athena….


Capricorn comes from Latin Capricornus meaning “horned goat” or “having horns like a goat” from Latin capra (goat) and cornu (horn), the name originally referring to a mythical hybrid of a goat fish, a half-goat, half-fish creature with its top half that of a goat and its lower half of a fish. It’s the name of a both a constellation and…