Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhɜɹ.bəɹt/(English) /ˈhɛʁ.bɛʁt/(German) /ˈhær.bæʈ/(Swedish) /ɛʁ.bɛʁ/(French)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements heri "army" and beraht "bright". It was borne by two Merovingian Frankish kings, usually called Charibert. The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Herebeorht. In the course of the Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.

This name was borne by a few medieval saints, including a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon priest and an 11th-century archbishop of Cologne.

Related Names

DiminutivesBert, Bertie, Herb, Herbie(English)
Feminine FormBertina(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHaribert, Charibert(Germanic) Harjaberhtaz(Old Germanic) Herberto, Heriberto(Portuguese) Heriberto, Herberto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsHerberts(Dutch) Herbert, Herberts, Herbertson(English) Hébert, Herbert(French) Herbert(German) Herbertsson(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: March 16
Austria: December 10
Czechia: March 16
Estonia: March 16
France: March 20
Germany: March 16
Poland: March 16
Sweden: March 16


Entry updated December 7, 2022