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What does Guilbert mean?

Guilbert Pronunciation of Guilbert [guil-bert] as a boys' name. The meaning of Guilbert is "bright promise". Guilbert is an alternate spelling of Gilbert (Old French, Old German): from gisil "pledge".

Associated with: bright.


3 related forms via Gilbert: Gilberto, Gilburt and Giselbert.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Guilbert?

Guilbert is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#34673 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gilbert (#983 from current records) and Gilberto (#1048) are the popular alternative forms of Guilbert (not ranked). Other variants, like Gilburt, are seldom used. These forms of Guilbert were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (median #320) and are now significantly less widespread. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gilbert, Gilberto in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adalbert, Adelbert, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Aubert, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Cuthbert, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Eilert, Elbert, Filbert, Filberte, Filberto, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbey, Gilford, Gillett, Gilmer, Guilford, Guilherme, Guillermo, Halbert, Hubert, Hulbert, Hulburt, Humbert, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert (see Filbert), Quiller, Seibert, Talbert, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilberto and Wilburt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Guilbert.

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