First name origin & meaning:
German: Bright desire
First name variations: Gilberto, Guilbert, Giggon, Gil, Gilly, Gip, Gipper, Gib, Gibby, Gibbs, Gibbes, Gibson, Gillette, Wilbert, Wilbur, Bert, Gilbert
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a pet form of the personal names Giles,
Julian, or William (see Gill 1).
- English: topographic
name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern
Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.
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