Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GIL-bərt(English) ZHEEL-BEHR(French) GHIL-bərt(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "bright pledge", derived from the Old German elements gisal "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 English saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.

Related Names

VariantsGiselbert, Gisilbert(Germanic)
DiminutivesGib, Gil(English)
Feminine FormGilberte(French)
Other Languages & CulturesGilberto(Italian) Gilberto(Portuguese) Gilberto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsGilbert(English) Gilbert(French)
User SubmissionGilbèrt


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: August 6
France: June 7
Poland: February 4
Sweden: March 16


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 638.
Entry updated December 7, 2022