What does Norbert mean?
Norbert /nor-bert/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced NOR-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Norbert is "northern brightness". Saint Norbert (12th century) was a German saint.
Norbert has 1 feminine form: Norbeta.Kreatif forms: Narbert, Noelbert, Norbertne. [more]
How popular is Norbert?
Norbert is a very prominent first name for men (#594 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Norbert for boys. Norbert reached its top rank of #247 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Norbert and associated names. Bert, Bertie and Norberto are the popular variation forms of Norbert ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.402%) and have become much less popular since, with the forms Bert, Bertie, Norbert and Norberto becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Torbert. This name tends to be less frequently used than Norbert.