What does Albert mean?
Albert \a-lbe-rt, al-bert\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Albert) 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 variants: Abert, Adalbert, Adalberto▼, Adalbrecht, Adelbert▼, Adelbert▼, Adelbrecht, Ailbert, Al▼, Albertino, Alberto, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie▼, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Bert▼, Bertie▼, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert▼, Elbert▼, Elbrecht and Ulbricht.
For more on this name, 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 for both adults and children (#1028 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Albert for boys. Albert reached its top rank of #16 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is presently at #436. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Adalberto, Adelbert, Al, Alberto (#513 a year ago), Allie, Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert are the prominent alternative forms of Albert (#436 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5663%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1051%, down 81.4%), with forms such as Albert, Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert becoming somewhat dated. Alberto (#513) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Albert and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)