Herbert - boys name

Herbert name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Herbert name meaning:

The name Herbert is of German origin and is derived from the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "beraht," meaning "bright" or "famous." Therefore, the name Herbert can be translated to mean "bright army" or "famous soldier." It has a strong and powerful connotation, reflecting strength, bravery, and leadership.

Individuals named Herbert are often seen as charismatic and confident. They possess the ability to inspire others with their actions and words. With their strong sense of responsibility, they tend to excel in leadership positions and are respected by those around them. Additionally, Herberts are known for their intellectual abilities and have a keen interest in pursuing knowledge.

In essence, the name Herbert carries a sense of nobility and a desire for greatness. It symbolizes the qualities of a brave and respected warrior who is destined to leave a lasting impact on the world.

Origin: German

Bright, excellent army or ruler.


Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Herbert , Herb , Herbie , Heriberto

Other boys names beginning with H


Overall UK ranking: 815 out of 4789

39 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Herbert

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