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Given Name GISBERT
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".
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Gijsbert, Gijs (Dutch)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 645