Gilbert: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Gilbert

Comprised of the Germanic elements "gisil," meaning "pledge," and "beraht," meaning "bright." We're not entirely sure what "bright pledge" means, but let's just say it's the way your wood furniture will sparkle when little Gilbert dusts it. Sounds good, right?

Nicknames:

Gil, Gilly, Gib, Gibby, Bert, Bertie, Hal.

Famous people named Gilbert:

Writer Gilbert Chesterton; actors Gilbert Gottfried and Gilbert Roland; painter Gilbert Stuart; UFC fighter Gilbert Melendez.

Fun fact:

Johnny Depp played main character Gilbert in the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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