Gilbert - boys name

Gilbert name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Gilbert name meaning:

The name Gilbert is of Germanic origin and is derived from the elements "gisil" meaning "pledge" or "hostage" and "beraht" meaning "bright" or "famous." Thus, the name Gilbert carries the meaning of a "bright hostage" or a "famous pledge."

The name Gilbert has a strong and noble connotation, reflecting qualities such as bravery, honor, and loyalty. It suggests a person who is committed to their word, reliable, and trustworthy. Individuals with the name Gilbert are often seen as natural leaders, possessing charisma and an ability to inspire others. They are known for their intelligence, wisdom, and the ability to make sound decisions. Gilberts tend to be ambitious and goal-oriented, with a natural inclination towards success and recognition.

In summary, the name Gilbert carries the meaning of a bright and famous hostage or pledge. It represents qualities such as bravery, honor, loyalty, and leadership. Those named Gilbert are often seen as reliable, trustworthy, and ambitious individuals with a natural ability to inspire others.

Origin: German



Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Gilbert , Gib, Gilbertine, Gilberto, Wilbur

Other boys names beginning with G


Overall UK ranking: 1218 out of 4789

22 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Gilbert

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