Gender Masculine
Scripts Альберт(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. AL-bərt(English)
AL-behrt(German, Polish)
AL-BEHR(French)
əl-BEHRT(Catalan)
ul-BYEHRT(Russian)
AHL-bərt(Dutch)
AL-bat(Swedish)
AWL-behrt(Hungarian)
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Adalbert meaning "noble and bright", composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æþelbeorht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

This name was borne by two 20th-century kings of Belgium. Other famous bearers include the German physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), creator of the theory of relativity, and Albert Camus (1913-1960), a French-Algerian writer and philosopher.

Related Names

VariantsAdalbert, Adelbert, Albrecht(German) Aubert(French) Albertus, Adelbert(Dutch) Alpertti(Finnish) Adalberht, Adalbert, Albertus(Germanic)
DiminutivesAl, Albie, Bert, Bertie(English) Bert(German) Alik(Russian) Bert(Dutch) Altti, Pertti(Finnish)
Feminine FormsAlberta, Bertina, Birdie(English) Alberte, Albertine(French) Alberte(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesÆþelbeorht, Æðelberht(Anglo-Saxon) Abbe, Abe(Frisian) Alberte(Galician) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Italian) Albaer, Baer, Bèr(Limburgish) Albertas(Lithuanian) Aþalaberhtaz(Old Germanic) Adalberto, Alberto(Portuguese) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsAlbert(Catalan) Albertsen(Danish) Abbing, Abbingh, Abbink, Alberda, Alberdingk, Alberink, Albers, Alberts, Albring(Dutch) Albert, Alberts, Albertson(English) Albert(French) Albert(German) Albert(Hungarian) Albertsson(Icelandic) Albertsen(Norwegian) Albert(Romanian) Albertsson(Swedish)
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Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: August 7
Austria: September 14
Austria: November 15
Austria: November 24
Croatia: August 7
Croatia: November 15
Czechia: November 21
Denmark: August 30
Estonia: August 24
Finland: April 24
France: November 15
Hungary: November 15
Norway: April 24
Poland: February 18
Poland: August 7
Poland: November 15
Poland: November 21
Slovakia: April 8
Sweden: August 30

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 163.
Entry updated December 7, 2022