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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.
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Related Names
VARIANTS: Giselbert, Gisilbert (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Gib, Gil (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Gilberte (French), Gilberta (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gilberto (Italian), Gilberto (Portuguese), Gilberto (Spanish)
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Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 638