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What does Engelbert mean?

Engelbert Pronunciation of Engelbert [en-gel-bert] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Engelbert is "Ing's brightness". From Ingel, referring to Ing the Germanic god of fertility, and berht meaning "bright". The first part of the name may be from engel and mean "angel" instead, or ang meaning "point of a sword". Entertainer Engelbert Humperdinck.

Associated with: angel.


Engelbert has 4 variants: Bert, Berty, Ingelbert and Inglebert.

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Middle name pairings:
Engelbert Kendall (E.K.), ..

How popular is Engelbert?

Engelbert is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#32161 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Engelbert (not ranked) is Bert. This relation of Engelbert was at the apex of its popularity 135 years ago (#64), but now, Bert has become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adalbert, Adelbert, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dagbert, Dagobert, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Eckbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Eilert, Elber, Elbert, Ethelbert, Filbert, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbert, Giselbert, Guilbert, Halbert, Herbert, Hulbert, Hurlbert, Ingbert (see Inglebert), Philbert, Phillbert (see Filbert), Rigobert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Talbert and Wilbert. These names tend to be more commonly used than Engelbert.

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