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Herbert Meaning


What does Herbert mean?

The name Herbert is of German origin.

The meaning of Herbert is "army bright, famous warrior".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "army bright".

Herbert is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Her-bert.

The Given Name Herbert

Herbert is quite a bold name and a welcome find.

Sweet yet elegant, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

A creative name, that may be just right for you.

Herbert falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Herbert 'Buddy' O'Connor, and Herbert A. Hauptman.

Herbert Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,027 in baby name popularity for boys with 71 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,883 in baby name popularity for boys with 77 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Herbert sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Herbert Name Popularity Page.

Herbert Related Names

Variants of the name Herbert include Harbin.

The names Harbert, Herberto, Herebeorht, Heribert are all forms of Herbert.

Herbert has the diminutives (nicknames) Herb, Herbie.

Famous Herberts

  • Herbert ~ Saint
  • Herbert 'Buddy' O'Connor ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Herbert A. Hauptman ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1985
  • Herbert A. Simon ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1978
  • Herbert C. Brown ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1979
  • Herbert Henry Asquith ~ British Prime Minister (1908-1916)
  • Herbert Hoover ~ U. S. President (1929-1933)
  • Herbert Hoscam ~ Saint
  • Herbert Kroemer ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2000
  • Herbert Pocket ~ Great Expectations character
  • Herbert Spencer Gasser ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1944
  • Herbert von Karajan ~ Musician

Herbert Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Herbert.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Herbert Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Herbert in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Herbert.

Just for fun, see the name Herbert in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Herbert in Nautical Flags page.