Humbert

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *hūn (bear cub) + beraht (bright). Name of a Flemish saint, and of Italian royalty.

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Humbert

  1. A male given name, rare in English.
    • 1955 Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita: Foreword; - - - Chapter 36:
      "Humbert Humbert", their author, had died in legal captivity, - - -
      And I have toyed with many pseudonyms for myself before I hit a particularly apt one. There are in my notes "Otto Otto" and "Mesmer Mesmer" and "Lambert Lambert", but for some reason I think my choice expresses the nastiness best.

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