GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GEES-bert (German)   [key]
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".
Related Names
VARIANTS: Gilbert, Giselbert, Gisilbert (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gijsbert, Gijs, Gilbert (Dutch), Gib, Gil, Gilbert (English), Gilbert (French), Gilberto (Italian), Gilberto (Portuguese), Gilberto (Spanish)