Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gerbert m. Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The birth name of an 11th C pope.

Cf. Gerberta.

France
Latin
814 Guirbertus (nom) StVdM-II F34; c823 Gairbertus (nom) irminon-vol2 4, CE, Gerbertus (nom) ibid. 53, Ved; 933 Girberti (gen) St-Barnard-Romans no. 147; 952x993 Girbertus (nom) ibid. 132; 1032x1100 Girbertus (nom) LDS LXV; 1107 Girberti (gen) CartStPC XVII; 1130x1150 Girbertus (nom) ibid. XXVII; 1135 Girbertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1147 Girbertus (nom) ibid. 14; 1179 Girberti (gen) ibid. 174
Germany
Latin
822x875 Gherbert (nom) TradCorb §192; 828 Gerberti (gen) OrkGZ no. 29; 977 Gerbertus (nom) UrkStyria 27; 1224 Gerebertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 VIII; 1255 Gerberti (gen) hennes-vol1 157
Italy
Latin
1376 Giriberti (gen) DouGen1 p. 223
Latvia
Latin
1287 Gerberto (dat) RigSB 483; 1294 Gerbertus (nom) ibid. 49
The Netherlands
Latin
805 Gerberti (gen) OrkGZ no. 24; 806 Gerberti (gen) ibid. no. 25; 838 Gerberti (gen) ibid. no. 33
Spain
Latin
1190 Girberti (gen) CDCB-XV MMCCVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gerbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Gerbert.