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

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 English saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.