Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HYOO-bərt(English)
HOO-behrt(German)
HUY-bərt(Dutch)
UY-BEHR(French)
KHOO-behrt(Polish)
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Meaning & History

Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century [2].

Related Names

VariantsHubertus(German) Hubertus, Hubrecht(Dutch) Hubertus, Hugubert(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutiveHuub(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesHauke(Frisian) Uberto(Italian) Hoebaer, Baer, Bèr(Limburgish)
Surname DescendantsHubbard, Hubert(English) Hubert(French) Hubert(German)
User SubmissionsHùbert, Hubèrt

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: November 3
Czech Republic: November 3
Estonia: February 3
France: November 3
Germany: November 3
Poland: November 3
Slovakia: November 3
Sweden: November 3

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 925.
  2. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 70.

Entry updated February 4, 2020