S. Gildor m.
There are two characters with this name in Tolkien’s writings: a Noldorin Elf who met Frodo as he was leaving the shire with the surname Inglorion (LotR/80), and a man in the band of outlaws led by Barahir (S/155). The name appears to be a combination of gil “star” and this suffix -dor “lord”.
Conceptual Development: The outlaw N. Gildor first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/133), while Inglorion first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/60).
References ✧ LBI; LotR/1113; LotRI; PMI; SI; WJI
|gil||“star; (bright) spark, silver glint, twinkle of light”|