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What does Bert mean?

Bert Pronunciation of Bert as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Bert) is pronounced bert. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bert is "illustrious". Short form of names like Albert, Bertram, Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert, Norbert, Robert and Wilbert. Used more as a nickname. Its popularity among show-business types of a certain age (Miss America emcee Bert Parks; actors Burt Lancaster, Burt Reynolds) gives it a jaunty, masculine connotation. Also form of Berthold. Also form of Berton. Also form of Burton. Also form of Delbert. Also form of Engelbert. Also form of Ethelbert. Also form of Filbert. Also form of Hulbert.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, parks (tree)


VARIANTS Bertie, Bertin, Berto, Berty, Burt, Burty, Butch

RELATED FORMS VIA ALBERT, BERTRAM, EGBERT, GILBERT, HERBERT, HUBERT, LAMBERT, NORBERT, ROBERT, WILBERT Abert, Alvert, Aubert, Bart, Berton, Bertran, Bertrem, Bertrum, Bob, Ecbert, Elbert, Herb, Rupert, Uberto



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How popular is Bert?

Bert is a very popular first name for men (#453 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#14550 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bert entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #64 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bert name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Albert (#474 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Bart, Bertie, Berton, Bertram, Bob, Burt, Burton, Butch, Delbert, Egbert, Elbert, Ethelbert, Gilbert (#960), Herb, Herbert (#1853), Hubert, Lambert, Norbert, Robert (#62), Rupert and Wilbert are the popular varying forms of Bert appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Bertran, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Bert reached its peak 96 years ago (AVERAGE #675) and is now much less (#1797, DOWN 95.1%), with forms like Bertram becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bert, Albert, Bart, Bertie, Berton in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bertram, Bob, Burt, Burton, Butch in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delbert, Egbert, Elbert, Ethelbert, Gilbert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herb, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert, Norbert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robert, Rupert, Wilbert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bert is alike in pronunciation to Barrt, Bartt and Burtt. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aart, Art, Bar, Bard, Baret, Bari, Barr, Barth, Bat, Beal, Bear, Beaty, Beau, Beda, Bede, Bell, Ben, Benet, Bengt, Benn, Bennt, Bent, Berg, Bergh, Beric, Berk, Berke, Berky, Berl, Berle, Bern, Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernt, Berny, Bertel, Bertil, Bertle, Bertol (see Berthold), Bev, Bird, Birk, Boot, Borg, Born, Brent, Bret, Brett, Bri, Brit, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burr, Byrd, Byrn, Cort, Curt, Dart, Ebert, Evert, Ewert, Geert, Hart, Kort, Kurt, Mart, Mort and Obert. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bert.

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