Meaning and Name Origin
Norbert \n(o)-rbe-rt, nor-bert\ 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.
Norbert is a very prominent first name for men (#594 out of 1220, Top 49%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (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 popularity of the boy name Norbert and associated names. Popular variation forms of Norbert ranked in the Top 1000 are Bert, Bertie and Norberto. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1890-1899 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.