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; 1264 Gerburgis (gen) hennes-vol1 200; 1272 Gerburgis (nom) ibid. 222; 1276 Gerburgis (nom) ibid. 250; 1280 Gerburgis (gen) ibid. 268; 1283 Gerburgis (nom) ibid. 292; 1284 Gerburgis (nom) ibid. 294
Early New High German
1360 Gerborge (dat) UrkHess-3 994
The Netherlands
850 Gerburgh (nom) OrkGZ no. 41
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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Gerberg.