Gilbert Wimple was born well before 1994, possibly in Great Britain. He eventually received an education in magic and worked for the Committee on Experimental Charms at the Ministry of Magic. Presumably as a result of working on the Committee, he acquired horns. Wimple attended the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Arthur Weasley pointed him out to Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
The name "Gilbert" means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
Behind the scenes
- Bulgarian: Гилбърт Уимпъл
- Danish: Gilbert Whimple
- Dutch: Max Knelbreuk (means something like "pinch-break")
- French: Gilbert Fripemine
- German: Wilbert Gimpel
- Hebrew: גילברט ווימפל
- Japanese: ギルバート・ウィンプル
- Norwegian: Gilbert Vimpel
- Polish: Gilbert Whimple
- Ukrainian: Гільберт Вімпл (Gil'bert Vimpl)
The following languages are the same as the original:
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- As he works for the Ministry he is likely of age.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)