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Name Gilbert

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

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Gender:male
Languages of use:German, French, English
US 2015 rank:#982     ... 981:Truman, 982:Chevy, 983:Gilbert, 984:Haiden, 985:Brixton ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Gilberta, Gilberte, Gilberto, Gisbert, Wilbert, Albert, Filibert, Gebbert, GellĂ©rt, Giesbert     Details
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About Gilbert/Gilberta, the group of names with the same origin as Gilbert

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
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Belgium prevalence 2013 80
England+Wales decadesGraph1924 95,  1914 72,  1904 64
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 426,  1980-1989 280,  1960-1969 187
USA yearlyGraph2015 982,  2014 894,  2013 885,  2012 993,  2011 868,  2010 829,  2009 804,  2008 730,  2007 684,  2006 661,  2005 597,  2004 560,  2003 596,  2002 592,  2001 536,  2000 527,  1999 508,  1998 507,  1997 481,  1996 464,  1995 453,  1994 446,  1993 371
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