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What does Egbert mean?

Egbert Pronunciation of Egbert [eg-bert] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Egbert is "brilliant sword". From ecg meaning "edge (of a sword)" and beorht meaning "bright, famous". Name of two eighth-century English saints and a ninth-century king of Wessex. The name fell out of use by the 14th century and was briefly revived in the 19th century.

Associated with: old english, famous, saints, king, 19th century.


Egbert has 2 variants: Ecbert and Eckbert.

Affiliated boy name: Bert.

1 feminine form: Egberta.

Creative forms:
(male) Erbert, Esbert, ..

(female) Eger, ..

Middle name pairings:
Egbert Abner (E.A.), ..

How popular is Egbert?

Egbert is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6653 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Egbert entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #665 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Egbert is Bert. These forms of Egbert reached the top of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 0.3%), but now, the version Bert has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Egbert, Bert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Egbert and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abert, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Aubert, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dagbert, Dagobert, Delbert, Dilbert, Ebbe, Eben, Eber, Eberdt (see Eberhard), Eberle, Ebert, Edbert, Eder, Eero, Egerton, Egmont, Egor, Eilert, Eizer, Elber, Elbert, Elder, Elger, Ellery, Elmer, Elvern, Emeer, Emeri, Emery, Emmery, Emmet, Emmett, Ender, Engelbert, Erberto (see Herbert), Ernest, Esbern, Evart, Evert, Ewart, Ewert, Ezer, Fabert, Fulbert, Geert, Gilbert, Halbert, Harbert, Herbert, Hobart, Hobert, Hubert, Hulbert, Humbert, Ingbert (see Inglebert), Lambert, Norbert, Obert, Osbert, Radbert, Rigobert, Robert, Roxbert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Taggert, Talbert and Torbert. These names tend to be more frequently used than Egbert.

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