Given Name ALBERT

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Альберт (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: AL-bərt (English), AL-BER (French), əl-BERT (Catalan), AL-bert (German, Polish), AHL-bərt (Dutch), AWL-bert (Hungarian)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was 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.

Categories

Belgian royal family, British royal family, Discworld characters, Harry Potter characters, kings, math, medieval, Monegasque princely family, philosophers, scientists
VARIANTS: Aubert (French), Adalbert, Adelbert, Albrecht (German), Adalbert (Polish), Adelbert, Albertus (Dutch), Adalberht, Adalbert, Albertus (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Al, Bert, Bertie (English), Bert (German), Bert (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Alberta, Bertina (English), Alberte, Albertine (French), Albertina (Dutch), Alberte (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Æðelberht, 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)
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Catalonia
2014
  Czech Republic
2014
  Denmark
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  France
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2015
  Netherlands
2016
  Norway
2015
  Poland
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2014
  Spain
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  Sweden
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  Switzerland
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 163