Gilbert

Gilbert - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gilbert, meaning shining pledge, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #123. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gilbert and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gilbert? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gilbert. The baby boy name Gilbert was given to 135 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1031 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,156 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gilbert peaked in popularity 89 years ago in 1930 on position 90.



Famous with this name

John Gilbert
Lewis Gilbert
Gilbert Gottfried


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Gilbert is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gilbert is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #442 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,011.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gilbert is where you live.


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Gilbert origin and meaning

Gilbert is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means shining pledge. To see famous people named Gilbert, pop culture references for the name Gilbert and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gilbert

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gilbert, sorted by popularity.

Gilberto / Glover / Gualberto / Gilford / Gilverto / Guilford /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121031
2011869
2010830
2009811
2008756
2007705
2006685
2005596
2004582
2003603
2002604
2001535
2000542
1999523
1998517
1997487
1996480
1995459
1994451
1993378
1992388
1991361
1990345
1989349
1988316
1987297
1986280
1985313
1984273
1983277
1982272
1981266
1980266
1979269
1978261
1977257
1976245
1975238
1974235
1973233
1972225
1971230
1970216
1969217
1968200
1967191
1966193
1965189
1964184
1963181
1962184
1961180
1960176
1959177
1958168
1957163
1956160
1955157
1954148
1953148
1952150
1951141
1950144
1949147
1948145
1947146
1946138
1945131
1944127
1943123
1942128
1941117
1940124
1939115
1938115
1937112
1936113
1935111
1934106
1933104
193297
193192
193090
192991
192896
192799
1926101
1925105
1924100
1923101
1922100
1921102
192096
1919102
1918105
1917105
1916106
1915100
1914104
1913102
1912114
1911106
1910123

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arizona442
Texas483
California604
Georgia980
New York1011

Even more about Gilbert


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gilbert a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gilbert?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1930
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gilbert
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 12,156
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +135

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