Infographic of Gilbert name meaning, which is “The man with the illustrious wish,” from the Germanic willeo (wish) and beraht (bright, illustrious).
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Gilbert Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gilbert? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 122 222 0.0631%
1911 106 316 0.0849%
1912 114 628 0.1245%
1913 102 843 0.1487%
1914 104 1,051 0.1508%
1915 100 1,438 0.1583%
1916 106 1,419 0.1469%
1917 105 1,491 0.149%
1918 105 1,560 0.1454%
1919 102 1,587 0.1516%
1920 96 1,757 0.158%
1921 102 1,697 0.1482%
1922 100 1,734 0.1556%
1923 101 1,695 0.1513%
1924 100 1,775 0.1529%
1925 105 1,643 0.1454%
1926 101 1,775 0.1614%
1927 99 1,960 0.1771%
1928 96 2,038 0.1905%
1929 91 2,046 0.1975%
1930 90 2,109 0.2019%
1931 92 1,982 0.2008%
1932 97 1,966 0.199%
1933 104 1,685 0.1809%
1934 106 1,765 0.1826%
1935 111 1,669 0.1717%
1936 113 1,645 0.1708%
1937 112 1,675 0.17%
1938 115 1,580 0.1543%
1939 115 1,536 0.151%
1940 124 1,519 0.1429%
1941 117 1,690 0.1502%
1942 128 1,699 0.1345%
1943 123 1,797 0.1376%
1944 126 1,632 0.1317%
1945 131 1,602 0.1314%
1946 138 1,732 0.1174%
1947 146 1,866 0.1118%
1948 145 1,851 0.116%
1949 147 1,789 0.1112%
1950 144 1,867 0.116%
1951 142 1,902 0.1122%
1952 150 1,839 0.1054%
1953 148 1,894 0.107%
1954 148 1,943 0.1063%
1955 157 1,835 0.0998%
1956 160 1,937 0.1026%
1957 163 1,928 0.1002%
1958 168 1,802 0.0953%
1959 177 1,714 0.0902%
1960 177 1,755 0.0926%
1961 180 1,675 0.0887%
1962 184 1,601 0.0872%
1963 181 1,605 0.0894%
1964 184 1,490 0.0846%
1965 189 1,321 0.0808%
1966 194 1,236 0.0792%
1967 191 1,248 0.0822%
1968 200 1,142 0.0761%
1969 217 1,066 0.0692%
1970 216 1,120 0.0704%
1971 229 1,012 0.0673%
1972 225 925 0.0679%
1973 233 871 0.0672%
1974 235 834 0.0642%
1975 238 833 0.0648%
1976 245 787 0.0611%
1977 257 750 0.0556%
1978 261 745 0.0554%
1979 269 732 0.0519%
1980 266 780 0.0533%
1981 266 774 0.0527%
1982 272 741 0.0496%
1983 277 705 0.0478%
1984 272 729 0.049%
1985 313 614 0.0405%
1986 280 715 0.0474%
1987 297 687 0.045%
1988 316 657 0.0422%
1989 348 618 0.0383%
1990 347 667 0.0402%
1991 362 624 0.0383%
1992 387 550 0.0345%
1993 378 580 0.0372%
1994 451 450 0.0293%
1995 459 447 0.0297%
1996 481 407 0.0272%
1997 486 392 0.0265%
1998 519 361 0.0241%
1999 523 363 0.0242%
2000 544 354 0.0232%
2001 535 361 0.024%
2002 604 294 0.0196%
2003 603 304 0.02%
2004 582 340 0.0223%
2005 597 333 0.0218%
2006 681 283 0.0181%
2007 700 285 0.0181%
2008 748 247 0.016%
2009 797 227 0.0152%
2010 814 208 0.0144%
2011 846 196 0.0138%
2012 978 138 0.0097%
2013 905 168 0.0118%
2014 888 183 0.0126%
2015 978 145 0.01%
2016 957 149 0.0103%
2017 1,019 127 0.0091%
2018 1,078 110 0.008%
2019 1,005 129 0.0095%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Gilbert

If you like Gilbert, you’ll love these other names like Gilbert.


What names are diminutives of Gilbert?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Gilbert sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gilbert, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bert

Illustrious

English

Gib

Bright promise

French

Gil

Bright promise; small goat; joy

Hebrew

Gill

Servant

Irish

Gip

A playful diminutive of Gilbert.


What names are variants of Gilbert?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Gilbert.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bert

Illustrious

English

Bertie

Noble, bright, famous; illustrious; bright settlement; bright, famous raven; day-bright; bright promise; illustrious warrior; northern brightness; bright fame

German

Burt
Gib

Bright promise

French

Gibb

Son of Gilbert; bright promise

French

Gil

Bright promise; small goat; joy

Hebrew

Gilberto

Bright promise

French

Gilburt

Bright promise

French

Gill

Servant

Irish

Giselbert

Bright promise

French

Giselberto

Bright promise

French

Giselbertus

Bright promise

French

Guilbert

Bright promise

French


What names sound like Gilbert?

If you like how Gilbert sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gilbert.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Calbert

Cowherd, cowboy

English

Colbert

Renowned, bright, famous

German

Culbert

Renowned, bright, famous

German


Lists With Gilbert

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1 Comment

  1. It’s so cute, but also a good name for when he becomes a man. Gilbert is a name from the Anne of Green Gables books, which are a much-loved series of mine. We also like the nickname possibilities: Gil, as he’s called by Anne; and Bert. My two older daughters love Mary Poppins, so they are partial to Bert, as is Grandpa.


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