Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright". This is also a continental Germanic equivalent, derived from the Old German elements wig and beraht. The name was borne by an 8th-century English saint who did missionary work in Frisia and Germany.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWiebe(Dutch) Wibo, Wiebe(Frisian) Wigbert(German) Wybert(Medieval English) Wīgaberhtaz(Old Germanic)


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1579.
Entry updated December 7, 2022