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What does Filbert mean?

Filbert Pronunciation of Filbert as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Filbert is "very bright". Saint Philibert was a seventh-century monk who gave his name to a nut, since his feast day falls at the time when the nuts are ripe. In America filberts are commonly known as hazelnuts.


ASSOCIATED WITH bright, saint, monk


VARIANTS Bert, Filberte, Filberto, Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert

SEE ALSO Fulbright




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How popular is Filbert?

Filbert is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#23762 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Bert and Philbert are the popular related forms of Filbert (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These relations of Filbert were at the height of their popularity in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 0.26%), but now, the form Bert has become somewhat dated. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bert, Philbert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Filbert and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Filbert is alike in pronunciation to Fulbert. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abert, Adalbert, Adelbert, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Alvert, Aubert, Calbert, Calvert, Colbert, Colvert, Culbert, Dagbert, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Eckbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Eilert, Elbert, Faber, Fabert, Fielder, Filep, Filmer, Filmore, Finbar, Finbarr, Fisher, Folker, Fuller, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gellert, Gilbert, Gilberto, Gilburt, Giselbert, Guilbert, Halbert, Halburt, Harbert, Herbert, Hobert, Hubert, Hulbert, Hulburt, Humbert, Hurlbert, Ingbert (see Inglebert), Kiefert, Lambert, Norbert, Obert, Osbert, Radbert, Rickert, Rigobert, Robert, Roxbert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Shubert, Talbert, Torbert, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilberto, Wilburt and Wolfert. These names tend to be more frequently used than Filbert.

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