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What does Hubert mean?

Hubert [hu-bert] as a boys' name is pronounced HEW-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hubert is "bright or shining intellect".

From hug "heart, mind, spirit" and berht "bright, famous". A popular Norman name and the name of an eighth-century saint regarded as the patron of hunters. American Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

Associated with: norman, saint, hunters.


Hubert has 11 variants: Bert, Bertie, Hobard, Hobart, Hubbard, Hube, Huberto, Hubie, Hugh, Uberto and Ulberto.

Hubert has 1 feminine form: Huberta.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Habert, Huberthy, ..

(female) Huber, Hubertta, ..

How popular is Hubert?

Hubert is a very popular first name for men (#325 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3300 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Hubert for boys. Hubert reached its peak position of #117 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Hubert are Bert, Bertie, Hobart, Hubbard and Hugh (#869 from current records). These forms of Hubert were at the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (average #576) and have become significantly less conventional since, with forms like Hobart becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hubert, Bert, Bertie, Hobart, Hubbard, Hugh in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Hubert is pronounced similarly to Hobert and Hoebart. Other suggested similar names are Abert, Albert, Aubert, Aubery (see Aubrey), Culbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Elbert, Fabert, Fulbert, Halbert, Harbert, Heber, Herbert, Hulbert, Hulburt, Humbert, Humberto, Hurlbert, Obert, Osbert, Robert, Rupert, Sebert, Shubert, Zuberi and Zubery. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hubert.