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 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. 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 boy name Ethelbert.
Albert is a very popular first name for males (#54 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#899 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Albert for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Albert and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Albert (#436), Alberto (#513), Bertie, Delbert, Elbert, Bert, Allie, Adelbert, Al and Adalberto. (2014 statistics).