This page is historical. Follow this link for the current version.
Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gerberg f. Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Old High German berg 'mountain, hill' or Old High German burg 'castle, city, stronghold'.

The name of an 8th C queen consort of the Franks, a 10th C queen consort of France, and the birth name of an 11th C queen consort of Aragon.

The two possible deuterothemes were not reliably distinguished, even at an early period.

c823 Gairberga (nom) irminon-vol2 100, Palatiolum, Gerberga (nom) ibid. 4, CE, Gerburc (nom) ibid. 2, CE, Girberga (nom) ibid. 22, CE; 1040x1080 Guirberga (nom) StVdM-II 664; 1135 Girberga (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1147 Gyrberga (abl) ibid. 19
822x875 Gherberch (abl) TradCorb §68, Gherberge (abl) ibid. §171, Gherberghe (abl) ibid. §30, Gherburg (abl) ibid. §26, Gherburgh (nom) ibid. §18
Early New High German
1360 Gerborge (dat) UrkHess-3 994
1020 Girberga (nom) CDCB-XV MMCLXXV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gerberg". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 3.