Gilbert

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Proto-Germanic *gīslaz (pledge) + *berhtaz (bright, famous). See Saint Gilbert.

Proper noun[edit]

Gilbert

  1. A male given name.
    • 1605 William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain, John Russell Smith, 1870, p.81:
      Gilbert - - - because it is written in Dooms-day book Gislebert, I judge it rather to signifie Bright or brave pledge - - - .So it is a well fitting name for children which are the only sweet pledges and pawns of love between man and wife.

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Proper noun[edit]

Gilbert

  1. A male given name, cognate to Gilbert.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gilbert

  1. A male given name, cognate to Gilbert.