Given Name HERBERT

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: HUR-bərt (English), HER-bert (German), ER-BER (French)  [details]

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.
VARIANT: Heribert (German)
DIMINUTIVES: Bert, Bertie, Herb, Herbie (English)
FEMININE FORM: Bertina (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Haribert (Ancient Germanic), Herberto, Heriberto (Portuguese), Herberto, Heriberto (Spanish)


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Entry updated May 31, 2018