What does Gilbert mean?
From gisil "pledge", and berht "bright, famous". The name as used by the Normans. Saint Gilbert (11th century) of Sempringham was a former solider who founded an order of monks known as the Gilbertines. Author Gilbert Chesterton.
(male) Galbert, Gibert, ..
(female) Gilberti, Gilgel, ..
How popular is Gilbert?
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Gilbert for boys. Gilbert reached its apex position of #98 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #894 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gilbert and corresponding names. Gilberto (#1019 a year ago), Gill, Gil, Bertie, Burt and Bert are the prominent variation forms of Gilbert (#894 a year ago). Usage of these relations of Gilbert was widespread among parents a century ago (median #995) and has become much lower since.
Suggested similar names are Ailbert (see Albert), Albert▼, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dalbert, Delbert▼, Dilbert, Eilert, Elbert▼, Filbert, Filberte, Filberto, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbey, Gilford, Gillett, Gilmer, Halbert, Hulbert, Philbert, Talbert, Wilber▼, Wilbert▼, Wilberto and Wilburt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gilbert.