What does Herbert mean?
Norman name from hari "army" and berht "bright, famous", which replaced the original Old English form Herebeorht. The name first appeared in England in the sixth century as the name of King Charibert of Paris. An island in Lake Derwentshire, England, is named in honor of Saint Herbert (seventh century). The name was revived in the 19th century as an aristocratic surname, as Herbert was the family name of the earls of Pembroke. American President Herbert Hoover.
Affiliated boy name: Rigoberto.
Herbert has 1 feminine form: Herbertine.Kreatif forms:
(male) Habert, Halbert, ..
(female) Heret, Herher, ..
How popular is Herbert?
Herbert is a very prominent first name for males (#130 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1285 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Herbert for boys. Herbert reached its top rank of #35 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1936. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Herbert and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Herbert (#1936 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rigoberto (#1293 from current records), Heriberto (#1657), Bertie, Herb, Herbie and Bert. These forms of Herbert were at the height of their popularity in the 1890s (average #1265) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1840, down 97.6%), with forms such as Bert becoming somewhat dated.
Recommended names are Abert, Adelbert▼, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert▼, Aubert, Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dagbert, Dalbert, Delbert▼, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Eckbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Elbert▼, Fabert, Filbert, Fulbert, Geert, Gellert, Gerhart, Halberg, Halbert, Halburt, Harben, Harjeet, Harper▲, Heber, Hebor, Heder, Heiner, Helier, Heller, Heriot, Hermes, Herne, Heroot (see Cherut), Herut (see Cherut), Herve, Hervey, Herzel, Hespero, Hewet, Hewett, Hewlett, Hobart▼, Hobert▼, Hoebart, Hubert▼, Huberto, Hulbert, Hulburt, Humbert, Humberto, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Ingbert (see Inglebert), Lambert, Norbert▼, Obert, Osbert, Radbert, Robert▼, Roxbert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Shubert, Talbert, Thorbert, Torbert and Wilbert▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Herbert.