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Meaning & History

Old English cognate of Adalbert (see ALBERT). This was the name of a Saxon king of England and two kings of Kent, one of whom was a saint. It became unused after the Normans introduced their form of Adalbert after their invasion.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAdalbert, Albert, Albertus, Adalberht(Ancient Germanic) Albert(Catalan) Albert(Danish) Adelbert, Albert, Albertus, Abe, Bert, Brecht, Elbert(Dutch) Albert, Ethelbert, Al, Albie, Bert, Bertie, Delbert(English) Alpertti, Altti, Pertti(Finnish) Albert, Aubert(French) Abbe, Abe(Frisian) Alberte(Galician) Adalbert, Adelbert, Albert, Albrecht, Bert(German) Albert(Hungarian) Albert(Icelandic) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Italian) Albaer, Baer, Bèr(Limburgish) Albertas(Lithuanian) Albert(Norwegian) Albert(Polish) Adalberto, Alberto(Portuguese) Albert(Romanian) Albert(Russian) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Spanish) Albert(Swedish)

Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 34.
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