Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HUR-bərt(English)
HEHR-behrt(German)
HAR-bat(Swedish)
EHR-BEHR(French)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and beraht "bright". 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.

Related Names

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

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Czech Republic: March 16
Estonia: March 16
France: March 20
Germany: March 16
Poland: March 16
Sweden: March 16

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Entry updated November 20, 2020