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What does Gilbert mean?

Gilbert \gi-lbe-rt, gil-bert\ as a boys' name is pronounced GIL-bert. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Gilbert is "bright promise". Author Gilbert Chesterton.


Variations

Gilbert has 13 variants: Bert, Bertie, Burt, Gib, Gibb, Gil, Gilberto, Gilburt, Gill, Giselbert, Giselberto, Giselbertus and Guilbert.

Gilbert has 1 feminine form: Gilberte.


Popularity

Gilbert is a very popular first name for men (#199 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#243 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Gilbert for boys. Gilbert reached its apex position of #105 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #894 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gilbert name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gilbert outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gilbert and corresponding names. Gilberto, Gil, Burt, Bertie and Bert are the prominent variation forms of Gilbert (#894 a year ago). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4797%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0177%, down 96.3%), with forms like Gilberto, Gilbert, Bert, Bertie and Gil falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bert, Bertie, Burt, Gil, Gilbert, Gilberto in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gilbert and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ailbert, Dilbert, Filbert and Wilbert. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gilbert.

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