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What does Albrecht mean?

Albrecht Pronunciation of Albrecht [al-brecht] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Albrecht means "noble, bright". Albrecht is an alternate form of Albert (Old English): from an Old French name.

Associated with: old english, noble, bright.


Albrecht has 2 variants: Elbrecht and Ulbricht.

3 more alternative forms via Albert: Adalbrecht, Adelbrecht and Albrekt.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Albrecht Vincenzo (A.V.), ..

How popular is Albrecht?

Albrecht is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1914 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Albert (#440 in 2015) is the only prominent varying form of Albrecht (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Albrecht was more pronounced 125 years ago (adoption of 1.21%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.04%, 97% less), with Albert becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Albert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albert outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abert, Ailbert (see Albert), Alaric, Alarick, Alarico, Alben, Alberic, Alberich, Alberick, Alberik, Albern, Alberto, Albie, Albinet, Alcot, Aldred, Aldric, Aldrich, Aldritch, Alec, Aleck, Alecko, Aleco, Aleric, Alerick, Alfre, Alfred, Alfredas, Alfredo, Alfredos, Alfrey, Allcot (see Alcott), Alldrich, Allric, Alric, Alrick, Alured, Alvert, Arch, Archy, Arreck, Arrict (see Aric), Aubert, Aubrey, Averet, Averett, Fulbright and Ruprecht. These names tend to be more commonly used than Albrecht.

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