Namesakes

American Presidents: 2 presidents
Herbert Hoover   1929-1933  
George H. W. Bush (a.k.a. Herbert)   1989-1993  
British Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Herbert Henry Asquith   1908-1916  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Herbert Pocket   1860   Great Expectations  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor
(chancellor) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Herbert)   1969-1974  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 ice hockey
(ice hockey) Herbert "Buddy" O'Connor   1988  
Nobel Prize Winners: 2 chemistry, 1 economics, 1 medicine, 1 peace, 1 physics
(medicine) Herbert Spencer Gasser   1944  
(peace) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Herbert)   1971  
(economics) Herbert A. Simon   1978  
(chemistry) Herbert C. Brown   1979  
(chemistry) Herbert A. Hauptman   1985  
(physics) Herbert Kroemer   2000  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 2 actors
Torin Thatcher (a.k.a. Herbert)   1905-1981  
Chip Zien (a.k.a. Herbert)   1947-  
Notable Athletes: 1 ice hockey
(ice hockey) Herbert "Buddy" O'Connor   1916-1977  
Notable Musicians: 1 musician
Herbert von Karajan   1908-1989     
Notable Writers: 2 authors
H. G. Wells (a.k.a. Herbert)   1866-1946  
D. H. Lawrence (a.k.a. Herbert)   1885-1930  
Olympic Medalists: 7 bronze, 3 silver, 2 gold, 1 silver/gold
(silver) Herbert Jamison   1896   400 m  
(gold) Herbert von Petersdorff   1900   swimming - 200 m team  
(bronze) Herbert Haresnape   1908   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(silver) Herbert Trube   1908   3 mile team  
(bronze) Herbert Drury   1912   artistic gymnastics  
(bronze) Herbert Vollmer   1924   water polo  
(silver) William Droegemueller (a.k.a. Herbert)   1928   pole vault  
(bronze) Herbert Wildman   1932   water polo  
(bronze) Herb Douglas (a.k.a. Herbert)   1948   long jump  
(bronze) Herbert Schade   1952   5000 m  
(silver/gold) Herbert McKenley   1948; 1952   400 m; 100 m; 4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Herbert Klein   1952   swimming - 200 m breaststroke  
(gold) Herbert Elliott   1960   1500 m  
Saints: 3 saints
Saint Herbert   ?-687  
Saint Heribert of Cologne (a.k.a. Herbert)   ?-1021  
Saint Herbert Hoscam   ?-1180