Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Hildebert m. Old High German hiltja 'battle' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a 6th C king of the Franks, a 6th C king of Austrasia, a 7th C Frankish king, and a 7th-8th C king of the Franks.

In France, the prototheme reduced to (h)il- by the 12th C.

1171 Hilbert (gen) GASurv p. 70, Hilberti (gen) ibid. p. 70
695 Hildiberti (gen) DCEL-2 Add. VII; 696 Hildiberti (gen) ibid. Add. VIII; 697 Childeberti (gen) ibid. Add. IX; 699 Childiberti (gen) ibid. Add. X; 700 Chilpertum (acc) ibid. XIII; 814 Ildebertus (nom) StVdM-II F22; c823 Hildebert (nom) irminon-vol2 12, Palatiolum, Hildebertus (nom) ibid. 12, Palatiolum, Hiltbert (nom) ibid. 73b, Palatiolum, Hiltbertus (nom) ibid. 15, Palatiolum; 1018x1032 Eldebertus (nom) StVdM-II 666; c1020 Heldebertus (nom) ibid. 670; 1030 Hęldebertus (nom) ibid. 681; 1031 Eldebertus (nom) ibid. 684; 1047x1061 Ildebertus (nom) CartNDSaintes XX; 1064x1079 Heldeberti (nom) StVdM-II 716; 1107 Hildebertus (nom) CartStPC V; 1147 Hilberto (abl) clairvaux-12thc 14, Ilberti (gen) ibid. 18, Ilbertus (nom) ibid. 14; 1162 Hilberto (abl) ibid. 39, Hylberto (abl) ibid. 39; 1180 Ilbertus (nom) RotScaNor p. 37
699 Childiberto (abl) DCEL-2 XI; 930 Hiltiberti (gen) quix-vol1 10; 1219 Ilbertus (nom) hennes-vol1 40
780 Ildibertus (nom) RCI-Cam1 1; 828 Hiltiperht (nom) FRA-XXXL 13
a1177 Ildeberto (abl) CartNBer 3
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Hildebert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Hildebert.