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: Haherbert, Hedbert, Herbertha. [more]
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 popularity of Herbert for boys. Herbert reached its top rank of #32 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Herbert and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Herbert ranked in the Top 1000 are Heriberto, Rigoberto, Herb, Bertie and Bert. These forms of Herbert were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #617) and have become less conventional since, with the forms Rigoberto, Bert, Bertie, Herbert and Heriberto becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)