Herbert

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Herbert, from Frankish *Hari-berct, from a Germanic source heri "army" + berht "bright".

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Herbert

  1. A male given name. In modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
    • 1989 David Leavitt: Equal Affections. ISBN 0-670-821977 page 215:
      Herbert, Sydney, Milton, Seymour. You know, all the time I was growing up I thought those were the most ordinary Jewish first names, until someone pointed out that they were British last names. I guess to my great-grandparents those names must have sounded so modern, so sophisticated, so - non-Eastern European. And now they're just Uncle Miltie, Uncle Sy, Uncle Herb. Do other people have Uncle Donne and Uncle Wordsworth?
  2. A patronymic surname​.
    • ~1593 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
      And you, Sir Walter Herbert, stay with me.

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Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Herbert m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Herbert.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German heri (army) + beraht (bright).

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert m (genitive Herberts)

  1. A male given name.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *Hari-berct. See Saint Herbert.

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert m (nominative singular Herberz)

  1. A male given name.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Herbert.