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Albert meaning and name origin

Albert \a-lbe-rt, al-bert\ as a boy's name is pronounced AL-bert. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Albert is "noble, bright". From an Old French name, Albert, of German (Frankish) origin, brought to England by the Normans, replacing the Old English form Ăpelbeorht. The name was revived in the 19th century mainly in honor of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria, who was noted for his enthusiastic support of the application of science to the modern industrial age. Her many children and grandchildren carried the name to most of the royal families in Europe, but her eldest son's first move as king was to drop it. Also, made famous by Albert Einstein who devised the theory of relativity as a young man. Bertie is a pet form; Aubert is French; Albrecht is German; Albertino and Alberto are Italian. Prince Albert of Monaco; actor Albert Finney; philosopher Albert Camus; artist Albrecht Durer; baseball player Albert Belle; politician Al Gore.

Albert has 27 variant forms: Abert, Adalbert, Adalbrecht, Adalberto, Adelbert, Adelbrecht, Adelbert, Ailbert, Al, Albertino, Alberto, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Bert, Bertie, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert, Elbert, Elbrecht and Ulbricht.

For more information, see also the related name Ethelbert.

Albert is also pronounced similarly to Wilbert. Other suggested similar baby names are Albaro, Alberic, Alberik, Albern and Alvern.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Albert.

Popularity of Albert

Albert is a very popular first name for males (#54 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#899 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Albert name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Albert with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Albert name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Albert outside U.S.


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