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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HUR-bərt(English)
HEHR-behrt(German)
EHR-BEHR(French)
HAR-bat(Swedish)
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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.
VariantHeribert(German)
DiminutivesBert, Bertie, Herb, Herbie(English)
Feminine FormBertina(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHaribert(Ancient Germanic) Herberto, Heriberto(Portuguese) Herberto, Heriberto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsHerberts(Dutch) Herbert, Herberts, Herbertson(English) Hébert, Herbert(French) Herbert(German) Herbertsson(Swedish)

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