Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GEES-behrt(German)

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

Other Languages & CulturesGijsbert, Gijs, Jip(Dutch) Jip(Frisian)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 645.

Entry updated February 4, 2020