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Herbert meaning and name origin
Herbert \he-rbe-rt, her-bert\ as a boy's name is pronounced HER-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Herbert is "illustrious warrior". Norman name. An island in Lake Derwentshire, England, is named in honor of Saint Herbert (seventh century). American President Herbert Hoover.
Herbert has 9 variant forms: Bert, Bertie, Erberto, Harbert, Herbert, Herb, Herbie, Heribert and Heriberto.
For more information, see also the related name Rigoberto.
Baby names that sound like Herbert are Harper and Harpur.
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Popularity of Herbert
Herbert is a very popular first name for men (#130 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1146 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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