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pinWhat does Gilbert mean?

Gilbert /gil-bert/ as a boys' name is pronounced GIL-bert. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Gilbert is "bright promise".

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.


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

Gilbert has 2 feminine forms: Gigi and Gilberte.

Kreatif forms: Gilbertga, Gilbertle, Grifbert. [more]

pinHow 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 #105 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #894 currently. (Top Baby Names, 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 relations of Gilbert was widespread among parents about 13 decades ago (median #520) and has become much lower since (#982, 96%).

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Ailbert, 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.