Given Name GILBERT

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GIL-bərt (English), ZHEEL-BER (French), KHIL-bərt (Dutch), GIL-bert (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.

Categories

Alien characters, Caillou characters, Code Geass characters, saints, storms, towns
VARIANTS: Giselbert, Gisilbert (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Gib, Gil (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Gilberte (French), Gilberta (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gilberto (Italian), Gilberto (Portuguese), Gilberto (Spanish)
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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ranked
2015
  France
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ranked
2015
  Switzerland
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ranked
2013

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 638