Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gerbald m. Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Old High German bald 'bold'.

The name of a 6th C king of Bavaria, a 7th C king of the Lombards, a 7th C French saint, and a 9th C French saint.

Some forms listed under Gerald may also belong here, as b changes to v and hence to w and is then lost.

c823 Girbaudus (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved, Girboldus (nom) ibid. 72, Palatiolum; 848 Gerbaldo (abl) CartNoaille III; 1147 Girbaldi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 19; 1179 Girbaudi (gen) ibid. 181
Old French
1292 Gerbaut 1292paris p. 1; 1296 Gerbaut paris1296 p. 34
Middle French
1493 Gerbault MSR1838 p. 378
The Netherlands
802 Gerbaldi (gen) OrkGZ no. 23
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Gerbald". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Gerbald.