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Meaning & History
English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of GALPIN
Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn
‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin, see above.