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Gilbert



Origin: Germanic

Meaning: from Germanic elements gisil (pledge, hostage) and beraht (bright) meaning "bright pledge" or "bright hostage".

Nicknames: Gil, Gilby, Bert, Bertie



Variants:
  • Gilberto (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Giselbert (Ancient Germanic)
  • Gisilbert (Ancient Germanic)



Feminine forms:
  • Gilberte (French)
  • Gilberta
  • Gilbertine 
  • Gilbertina 


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