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Of Germanic origin.

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Gilbert.

From the Germanic elements “gisil”, meaning “pledge” and “björt”, meaning “bright”, “shinning”.

Alternative forms of the name are Gilbert, Guilbert, Gib, Gilburt, Gibby, Jilberto, Iberto.

Feminine forms of the name are Gilberta, Gilberte, Gilly, Gigi, Gilbertina.

Famous bearers are Gilberto Gil, Gilberto Silva, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gilberto Benetton, Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho aka Giba.