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Origin of the name GISELBERT.
Etymology of the name GISELBERT.
Meaning of the baby name GISELBERT.

  

GISELBERT.  Old Frank name meaning "bright pledge," from Teutonic gisel "pledge" and bert "bright." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Other forms include Gijsbert, Guislaberto, and Gyselbrecht.

... For some years Lotharingia or Lorraine had held an uncertain position between the kingdoms of the East and the West Franks, as Germany and France were then called; but at this time Duke Giselbert, who was an old friend of Henry, quarrelled with Charles the Simple, and transferred his allegiance to the German king... (Encyclopaedia Britannica, De Puy, v.11, 1891)

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