Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. UUN-BEHR(French) HUWM-behrt(German) HUM-bərt(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements hun "bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint who founded Maroilles Abbey. It was also borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries. A notable fictional bearer is Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita (1955).

Related Names

Feminine FormOmbeline(French)
Other Languages & CulturesHunbeorht(Anglo-Saxon) Umberto(Italian) Humberto(Portuguese) Humberto(Spanish)
Surname DescendantHummel(German)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: March 4
France: March 25


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 931.
Entry updated June 9, 2023