Given Name OSBERT

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AHZ-bərt  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorht "bright". After the Norman conquest, this Old English name was merged with its Norman cognate. It was rare in the Middle Ages, and eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ansobert (Ancient Germanic), Osberht (Anglo-Saxon)


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Entry updated December 3, 2014