PRONOUNCED: HUR-bərt (English), er-BER (French), HER-bert (Polish) [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements hari
"army" and beraht
"bright". The Normans
introduced this name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Herebeorht
. In the course of the Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
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