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Name Gijs

Origin:From Old High German words for pledge, hostage and brightTools:

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Languages of use:Dutch
Is short form of:Gijsbert
US 2016 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Tijs     Details
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About Gilbert/Gilberta, the group of names with the same origin as Gijs

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, male:old Germanic two-element name
 known from a Medieval custom to leave children at foreign courts, as a pledge confirming alliances
Words:gisal = the pledge, the hostage  Old High German
 beraht = bright  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:21:Gijs Netherlands 2010,  64:Gilbert England+Wales 1904,  172:Gilberte Belgium 2013,  413:Gilberto USA 1990-1999
Old/original forms:Gieselbert Old High German, Giselbert Old High German
Name variants:Gilberta, Gilberte, Gisberta, Giesbert, Gijs, Gijsbert, Gilbert, Gilberto, Gilles, Gisbert   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Gijs

NetherlandsGraph2016 29,  2015 24,  2014 26,  2013 27,  2012 24,  2011 22,  2010 21,  2009 25,  2008 21