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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GIL-bərt(English)
ZHEEL-BEHR(French)
KHIL-bərt(Dutch)
GIL-behrt(German)
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Meaning & History

Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "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 British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
VariantsGiselbert, Gisilbert(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesGib, Gil(English)
Feminine FormsGilberte(French) Gilberta(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesGilberto(Italian) Gilberto(Portuguese) Gilberto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsGilbert(English) Gilbert(French)

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classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  
France: June 7
Poland: February 4
Sweden: March 16

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 638.
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