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Gilbert Meaning


What does Gilbert mean?

The name Gilbert is of German, English and French origin.

The meaning of Gilbert is "pledge bright".

Gilbert is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Gil-bert.

The Given Name Gilbert

Gilbert is a form of Gisilbert. See Gisilbert for further details.

The name Gilbert, has a wonderfully fearless quality.

This 2 syllable name has sparkle and charm.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gilbert Blythe, and Gilbert of Sempringham.

Gilbert Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,146 in baby name popularity for boys with 166 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,032 in baby name popularity for boys with 194 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Gilbert has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Gilbert Name Popularity Page.

Gilbert Related Names

Gilbert is a form of Gisilbert.

Variants of the name Gilbert include Gisbert, Gysbert.

The names Gijsbert, Gilberta, Gilberte, Gilbertine, Gilberto, Gilebertus, Guilbert are all forms of Gilbert.

Gilbert has the diminutives (nicknames) Gib, Gill.

Famous Gilberts

  • Gilbert ~ 1 hurricane
  • Gilbert Blythe ~ Anne of Green Gables character
  • Gilbert of Sempringham ~ Saint
  • Gilbert Perreault ~ Ice Hockey Player

Gilbert Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gilbert.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gilbert Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gilbert in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gilbert.

Just for fun, see the name Gilbert in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gilbert in Nautical Flags page.