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PronouncedPron.BURT English
BERT GermanDutch
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Meaning & History

Short form of ALBERT and other names containing the element bert, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
VariantsAl, Bertie, Herb, Herbie English
Feminine FormsAlberta, Bertina English
Other Languages & CulturesAdalbert, Albert, Albertus, Berhtoald, Haribert, Adalberht Ancient Germanic Æðelberht, Æþelbeorht Anglo-Saxon Albert Catalan Albert, Bertil Danish Alpertti, Altti, Pertti Finnish Albert, Aubert, Herbert French Abbe, Abe Frisian Alberte Galician Albert Hungarian Albert Icelandic Adalberto, Alberto, Bertoldo, Berto Italian Albaer, Baer, Bèr Limburgish Albertas Lithuanian Albert, Bertil Norwegian Adalbert, Albert Polish Adalberto, Alberto, Herberto, Heriberto Portuguese Albert Romanian Albert Russian Adalberto, Alberto, Herberto, Heriberto, Berto Spanish Albert, Bertil, Herbert Swedish
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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute