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Meaning and name origin

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

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

There is 1 feminine form of Gilbert: Gilberte.

Suggested similar baby names are Ailbert, Dilbert, Filbert and Wilbert.


Gilbert is a very popular first name for males (#199 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#237 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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