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This is one of those names that sounded clunky in theory, but after actually meeting someone called Herbert, it seems like a perfectly decent name. Maybe I’m biased by the positive association, but at the very least I can say it isn’t impossible to wear this name well. It’s got a solid and reliable sort of feel to it.
jocatchi  2/13/2020
4
I love this name. Very sophisticated and intelligent-sounding.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2019
1
It reminds me of that sadist and monster Herbert Kitchener but I don't care. Herbert is a cool name with a cool meaning. It rhymes with Robert so I like to think Herbert is like a brother name for Robert.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2019
0
Outdated name. Not too good namesakes and it’s honestly kinda ugly...
nylonpanda  12/15/2019
4
Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy ruined it.
Don't name your child Herbert. NEVER.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2019
6
Despite the fact that it reminds me of that monster Herbert Kitchener, I still like this name. I also love the meaning. I think this would make for a very fresh and original choice for a child today.
MrNameGuy250  9/28/2019
2
Latvian form of this name is Herberts.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2019
2
In 2018, 81 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Herbert who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 447th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
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Herbert just sounds too old fashioned. And the nickname Herb is weird.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
1
Herbert Constantine "Bistek" Maclang Bautista is a Filipino actor and politician. He is the mayor of Quezon City, having won in a landslide in May 2010. He won a landslide in his 2007 vice-mayoral reelection bid. He has been vice mayor of Quezon City, serving under then-Mayor and former House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.
cutenose  1/29/2017
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Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer is a German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He starred as war correspondent Lieutenant Werner in Wolfgang Petersen's movie Das Boot, but later concentrated on his musical career. His fifth album 4630 Bochum and his 11th album Mensch are the third and first best-selling records in Germany respectively, making him the most successful artist in Germany with combined album sales over 13 million.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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Mr. Garrison from the animated tv show South Park's first name is Herbert. He was originally the boy's teacher before becoming the 45th President of the USA, lampooning Donald Trump being elected as president.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2016
4
Too odd sounding.
Luvbug86  12/10/2016
2
The name Herbert was given to 78 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
5
Very dorky sounding but hey, it's the name of that snowbird president Herbert Hoover from Iowa.
firestar11  12/11/2015
0
Very rare and old fashioned.
luxsword  4/28/2014
1
Herbert Vere Evatt, Australian politician and judge who was the third president of the General Assembly of the United Nations and presided over the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2011
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H. P. Lovecraft wrote a short story titled "Herbert West - Reanimator" about a doctor obsessed with resurrecting the dead. It is notable as one of the first depictions of zombies as corpses arising, through scientific means, as uncontrollably violent cannibalistic creatures. A movie based on the story, called "Re-Animator", was produced in 1983.
New_Chloe  11/17/2010
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I love the French pronunciation, but the English pronunciation makes me think of a creepy old man. I swear it's not just Family Guy.
Chrila96  10/24/2010
1
Prince Herbert, lover of Lancelot in the musical Spamalot.
Athena Nike  7/20/2009
1
Listen to the German pronunciation of Herbert here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  5/11/2009
1
A famous Herbert in the German-speaking world is the German singer Herbert Grönemeyer, born 12th April 1956. He was the first foreign language artist to record an MTV Unplugged set, and also appeared in the film Das Boot.
Caledonia558  5/8/2009
1
Probably says something about me (mostly that I'm a nerd) but this will *permanently* be associated with Herbert von Krolock from the musical Tanz der Vampire.
skazka  3/29/2009
0
I love this name! I think it sounds cool.
bananarama  1/1/2009
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The name has, not one, but two long schwa sounds, so it's not exactly a beautiful name. It's also very old-fashioned, and I'd probably burst a vein in my head laughing if I heard a parent shout: ''Herbert, it's time to go!'' It would sound quite pompous and pretentious, not to mention quite geeky, on a child today, and I hate the nickname Herbie.
slight night shiver  6/1/2008
0
I've read some pretty immature things on this site, but under this name, I see no mention of Herbert Garrison, the homosexual teacher of South Park. Duhh.
SingingDove114  3/15/2008
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I think there was some kind of pedophile on Family Guy named Herbert. Sort of ruined the name for me, but I still think the pet form Herbie is cute.
Carriebear_Nocare  3/4/2008
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This is a cool name, I like it. It reminds of herbs every time I say it though.
dreamgirl54  11/24/2007
0
I think this name just sounds "Bright."
applemilk  8/22/2007
0
I like how you say this name.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2007
2
Herbert, along with its pet forms, sounds grandad-ish to me, in the same way that Gertrude, along with its own pet form Gertie, makes me think of old ladies.
freeserve.co.uk  3/3/2007
0
Herbert´s pet forms are Herbie, Herb, Berbertek, Bert, Bertin.
Janika  2/23/2007
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I thought Herbert was a nickname for someone who is nice but a bit dim, like "he's a bit of a Herbert".
― Anonymous User  12/18/2006
1
Herbert Marx was Zeppo of the Marx Brothers, he was only included on the first 5 of the Marx Brothers films.
dani_08  10/29/2006
2
This name is sherbet without the s.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2006
1
Famous bearer is Herbert von Karajan, an Austrian conductor.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
1
Famous bearer is Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
2
Former president Herbert Hoover bears the name.
Anonymous22  10/27/2005
3
Herbert George Wells, better known as H G Wells, was a science fiction author just before the turn of the 20th century. He is made famous for THE TIME MACHINE, THE INVISIBLE MAN and WAR OF THE WORLDS.
Lady_Raltz  9/9/2005

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