Name: Gilbert

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gilbert

  • Meaning:
    Bright oath
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    (GIL bert)
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    English speaking countries
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    William Gilbert was an Elizabethan physician and scientist who investigated electricity and magnetism. WS Gilbert was one half of the opera creating duo Gilbert and Sullivan. He was a librettist or lyricist. Gilbert and George are a pair of modern artists - Gilbert refers to Gilbert Prousch.

    Gilbert's skink is a type of lizard. It was named in honour of a professor of zoology, Charles Gilbert, at Stanford University.

    It is also the name of Anne's rival and later husband Gilbert Blythe in 'Anne of Green Gables'.

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