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What does Albert mean?

Albert Pronunciation of Albert as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Albert) is pronounced AL-bert. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Albert is "noble, bright". From an Old French name, Albert, of German (Frankish) origin, brought to England by the Normans, replacing the Old English form �pelbeorht. The name was revived in the 19th century mainly in honor of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria, who was noted for his enthusiastic support of the application of science to the industrial age. Her many children and grandchildren carried the name to most of the royal families in Europe, but her eldest son's first move as king was to drop it. Also, made famous by Albert Einstein who devised the theory of relativity as a young man. Prince Albert of Monaco; actor Albert Finney; philosopher Albert Camus; artist Albrecht Durer; baseball player Albert Belle; politician Al Gore.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, noble, bright, old, england, 19th century, support (counsel), famous, philosopher


VARIANTS Abert, Adalbert, Adalbrecht, Adalberto, Adelbert, Adelbrecht, Adelbert, Ailbert, Al, Albertino, Alberto, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Bert, Bertie, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert, Elbert, Elbrecht, Ulbricht

SEE ALSO Ethelbert

FEMININE FORMS Alberta, Auberta



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How popular is Albert?

Albert is a very popular first name for males (#54 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1028 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Albert reached its top rank of #16 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is presently at #452. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Adalberto, Adelbert, Al, Alberto (#606 A YEAR AGO), Albertus, Albie, Allie, Bert, Bertie, Delbert, Elbert and Ethelbert are the prominent alternative forms of Albert (#452) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Albert were favored by parents during the years 1890-1899 (ADOPTION OF 1.53%) and are now significantly less conventional (ADOPTION 0.06%, 96%), with forms such as Albert becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Albert, Adalberto, Adelbert, Al, Alberto in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Albertus, Allie, Bert, Bertie, Delbert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elbert, Ethelbert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albert, Albie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Albert is alike in pronunciation to Wilbert and Wilburt. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Albaro, Alben, Alberic, Alberich, Alberick, Alberik, Albern, Alford, Alfre, Alger, Alhart, Allart, Allerd (see Ellard), Alter, Alvar, Alvaro, Alverio, Alvern, Aubery (see Aubrey), Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Elber, Fabert, Filbert, Fulbert, Gilbert, Halbert, Hobert, Hubert, Hulbert, Obert, Osbert, Robert, Sebert, Talbert and Ulberto. These names tend to be less frequently used than Albert.

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