Gijsbert Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gilbert:
An evolution of the Old French Guillebert, which is derived from the Old High German Gisilberht. The name is composed from the elements gisil (pledge) and beraht (bright, famous).
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Dutch version of Gilbert.
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It is still a common traditional name in eastern (Saxon) parts of the Netherlands.
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The first part of the name comes from the Germanic “gisil” meaning pledge, or hostage. The Anglo-Saxons shortened it to “Gil” whereas the native Saxons shortened it to “Gis” which became “Gijs” in middle Dutch.
The second part is the “bert” suffix from Germanic (berht, beraht, bryht, briht) meaning bright.
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