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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 2021 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

NetherlandsGraph2021 27,  2020 29,  2019 26,  2018 25,  2017 24,  2016 29,  2015 24,  2014 26,  2013 27,  2012 24,  2011 22,  2010 21,  2009 25,  2008 21