GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: EG-bərt (English), EKH-bərt (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest but was revived in the 19th century.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ecgberht (Anglo-Saxon)
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