Gilbert Blythe is the son of late John Blythe, a student of Avonlea school, and an Avonlea resident.


Gilbert Blythe came from a big family, but his mother passed away soon after he was born and eventually he ended up with just his father in Avonlea. He works on the farm of his ill father, although he deeply wishes to become a doctor.

Physical appearanceEdit

Gilbert Blythe has short curly dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a mischievous smile. He is lean and of average height. Gilbert is consistently described as handsome.


Gilbert Blythe's good natured attitude, charm and looks easily make him the most popular boy in school and the object of fancy for the majority of his female classmates. He's ambitious, as shown by his academic prowess, and caring. Prior to Anne Shirley's arrival, his position of 'best in class' was unchallenged. As a child, Gilbert possessed a certain maturity his peers lack, most likely a result of his responsibilities at home, mainly taking care of his ill father.


John BlytheEdit

Anne ShirleyEdit


Behind the scenesEdit



  • The CBC website describes him as, Easy-going and confident, Gilbert Blythe is Anne's academic rival and popular leader in school. He appreciates and admires Anne because of all the ways she's different from everyone else.[1]


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 299 images of Gilbert Blythe (view gallery).


Season 1 (Anne)


See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · Minnie May Barry · William Barry
Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Marilla Cuthbert · Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Rachel Lynde
Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye · Anne Shirley · Charlie Sloane · Moody Spurgeon
Minor characters
Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Josephine Barry · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Doctor
Mr. Dunlop · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Jeannie · Mary Joe · Mrs. Kincannon · Thomas Lynde
Matron · Minister · Nathaniel · Pawnbroker · Miss Rogerson · Mrs. Spencer · Stablemaster · Stationmaster