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Name Gijs

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

Gender: male

Languages of use: Dutch

US 2015 rank: not in the Top 1000

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Gijs is a member of the name group Gilbert/Gilberta:

Language of origin: Old High German

Info, male:

old Germanic two-element name

known from a Medieval custom to leave children at foreign courts, as a pledge confirming alliances


gisal = the pledge, the hostage  Old High German

beraht = bright  Old High German

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