Given Name GISBERT

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GEES-bert (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gijsbert, Gijs (Dutch)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 645