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PronouncedPron.LAM-bert German
LAHM-bərt Dutch
LAM-bərt English

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements landa "land" and beraht "bright". Saint Lambert of Maastricht was a 7th-century bishop who was martyred after denouncing Pepin II for adultery.
VariantsLammert Dutch Lamprecht, Landebert Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesLamberto Italian Lambaer, Baer, Bèr Limburgish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1005


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute