Usage English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic 
Meaning & History
From the Germanic name Adalbert meaning "noble and bright", composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.This name was borne by two 20th-century kings of Belgium. Other famous bearers include the German physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), creator of the theory of relativity, and Albert Camus (1913-1960), a French-Algerian writer and philosopher.
VariantsAubert(French) Adalbert, Adelbert, Albrecht(German) Adelbert, Albertus(Dutch) Adalberht, Adalbert, Albertus(Ancient Germanic)
Feminine FormsAlberta, Bertina, Birdie(English) Alberte, Albertine(French) Albertina(Dutch) Alberte(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesÆðelberht, Æþelbeorht(Anglo-Saxon) Alpertti, Altti, Pertti(Finnish) Abbe, Abe(Frisian) Alberte(Galician) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Italian) Albaer, Baer, Bèr(Limburgish) Albertas(Lithuanian) Adalberto, Alberto(Portuguese) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsAlbert(Catalan) Albertsen(Danish) Abbing, Abbingh, Abbink, Alberda, Alberdingk, Alberink, Albers, Alberts, Albring(Dutch) Albert, Alberts, Albertson(English) Albert(French) Albert(German) Albert(Hungarian) Albertsson(Icelandic) Albertsen(Norwegian) Albert(Romanian) Albertsson(Swedish)
Albert Einstein (1920)
People think this name is
classic mature formal natural wholesome strong refined nerdy
A Series of Unfortunate Events characters, Aria characters, artists, athletes, authors, Belgian royal family, British royal family, Desperate Housewives characters, Discworld characters, Disney characters, Downton Abbey characters, Dragon Quest characters, emperors, Ernest Hemingway characters, Franz Kafka characters, Harry Potter characters, kings, light, Marcel Proust characters, math, medieval, Monegasque princely family, never out of the US top 1000, nobility, painters, philosophers, royalty, saints, scientists, song titles, Suikoden characters, Tales characters, The Loud House characters, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel characters, The Sopranos characters, Tiger and Bunny characters, William Faulkner characters, world leaders
Sources & References
- Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 163.