What does Bert mean?
Bert [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.
14 more 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▼ and Uberto.Creative forms:
(male) Beart, Berrt, ..
(female) Bertla, Bertra, .. Middle name pairings:
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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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Albert (#440 the previous year), Bart, Bertie, Berton, Bertram, Bob, Burt, Burton, Butch, Delbert, Egbert, Elbert, Ethelbert, Gilbert (#983), Herb, Herbert (#1868), Hubert, Lambert, Norbert, Robert (#63), 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 95 years ago (average #675) and is now much less (#1798, down 95%), with forms like Bertram becoming less in vogue.
Bert▼ is alike in pronunciation to Barrt, Bartt and Burtt. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.