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PronouncedPron.UUN-BER French
HUWM-bert German
HUM-bərt English

Meaning & History

Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
VariantHunberct Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesUmberto Italian


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute