Herbert

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French Herbert, from Frankish *Hari-bercht, from a Proto-Germanic source *Harjaberhtaz, from *harjaz (army) +‎ *berhtaz (bright).

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Herbert

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages. In modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
    • 1989 David Leavitt: Equal Affections. →ISBN 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 surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A small town in North Otago, New Zealand. [1]
  4. A rural locality in Litchfield Municipality, Northern Territory, Australia.
  5. A former government town in South Australia.
  6. A town in the Rural Municipality of Morse No. 165, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  7. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Illinois, United States.

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  • Cebuano: Herbert

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Herbert.

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Herbert m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Herbert

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Herbert

Usage notes[edit]

  • son of Herbert: Herbertsson
  • daughter of Herbert: Herbertsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Herbert
Accusative Herbert
Dative Herberti
Genitive Herberts

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Herbert m (proper noun, strong, genitive Herberts)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Herbert

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *Hari-bercht. See Saint Herbert.

Proper noun[edit]

Herbert m (nominative singular Herberz)

  1. a male given name

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Herbert c (genitive Herberts)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Herbert