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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.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gilbert for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gilbert and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bert, Bertie, Burt, Gil, Gilbert and Gilberto. (2015 statistics).

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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