Meaning and name origin
Norbert \n(o)-rbe-rt, nor-bert\ as a boy's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Norbert: Norbeta.
Norbert is a very popular first name for males (#594 out of 1220, Top 49%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Norbert for boys. Norbert reached its highest rank of #247 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Norbert and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Norberto, Bertie, Bert and Norbert. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Torbert. This name tends to be less commonly used than Norbert.