Gilbert

See also: gilbert

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old French Gislebert, from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz, from *gīslaz (pledge) +‎ *berhtaz (bright, famous), from Proto-Celtic *Gēstloberxtos.

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Proper nounEdit

Gilbert (countable and uncountable, plural Gilberts)

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
    • 1605 William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain, John Russell Smith, 1870, p.81:
      Gilbert - - - because it is written in Dooms-day book Gislebert, I judge it rather to signifie Bright or brave pledge - - - .So it is a well fitting name for children which are the only sweet pledges and pawns of love between man and wife.
  2. A surname.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A town in Maricopa County, Arizona.
    2. A small town in Searcy County, Arkansas.
    3. A city in Story County, Iowa.
    4. A village in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.
    5. A city in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
    6. A ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada.
    7. An unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio.
    8. An unincorporated community in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
    9. A town in Lexington County, South Carolina.
    10. A town in Mingo County, West Virginia.
    11. An unincorporated community in Bradley, Lincoln County, Wisconsin.

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TranslationsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Gilbert, from Old French, from Proto-Germanic *gīslaz (pledge) + *berhtaz (bright, famous).

Proper nounEdit

Gilbert

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Gilbert m

  1. a male given name

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Gilbert: Gilbertsson
  • daughter of Gilbert: Gilbertsdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Gilbert
Accusative Gilbert
Dative Gilberti
Genitive Gilberts

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French Gislebert, from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz, from *gīslaz (pledge) +‎ *berhtaz (bright, famous).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Gilbert m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Gilbert

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Gīslaberhtaz. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪlbɐt/
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  • IPA(key): /ʒɪlˈbɛːɐ̯/
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  • Hyphenation: Gil‧bert

Proper nounEdit

Gilbert

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Gilbert