Gilbert Surname Origin
(Origin German) Bright pledge, from Gisle, a pledge; or gold-like, bright, from the Saxon Geele, yellow.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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