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GenderMasculine
UsageFrench
PronouncedPron.FEE-LEE-BER
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Meaning & History

Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint. Another famous bearer was Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570), a French Renaissance architect.
VariantPhilbert
Other Languages & CulturesFilibert Ancient Germanic Filbert Eastern African Filibert German Filiberto Italian
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute