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Bert meaning and name origin
Bert \b(e)-rt\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Bert has 7 variant forms: Bertie, Bertin, Berto, Berty, Burt, Burty and Butch.
For more information, see also related names Berthold, Berton, Burton, Delbert, Engelbert, Filbert and Hulbert.
Baby names that sound like Bert are Bart, Bard, Baret, Bartt, Barrt, Barth, Brett, Brit, Bret, Burtt, Byrd and Bird.
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Popularity of Bert
Bert is a very popular first name for men (#453 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19307 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Bert for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Bert with its variant forms and related boy baby names.