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What does Herb mean?

Herb Pronunciation of Herb [herb] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Herb is "illustrious warrior". Herb is a version of Herbert (Old German).

Associated with: warrior.


2 different relations via Herbert: Bert and Herbie.

Creative forms:
(male) Hedru, Heyn, ..

(female) Heri, Hery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Herb Tyce (H.T.), ..

How popular is Herb?

Herb is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1109 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#9598 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Herb reached its peak rank of #912 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Herbert (#1868 the previous year), Herbie and Bert are the popular alternative forms of Herb. These forms of Herb were at the height of their popularity 125 years ago (adoption of 0.6%) and are now much less common, with versions like Herbert going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herb, Bert, Herbert, Herbie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Hari, Harm, Hart, Harv, Hearn, Hec, Heck, Hein, Heli, Hem, Henk, Henri, Henry, Herin, Hern, Herne, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Herzl, Hew, Hewe, Hiro and Hob. These names tend to be less frequently used than Herb.

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