Origin of the name ECGBERCT.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ECGBERCT.
form of Saxon Ecgbeorht
(q.v.), meaning "bright-eyed." Both forms were used among the
Anglo-Saxons. Other forms include Ecgbert, Ecgbryht.
The modern English form is Egbert.
... The Anglian c of the time
of Bæda was represented by a Saxon H. The word berct bright, is of
frequent occurrence in his proper names, as Bercta, Bertctfrid,
Berctgils, Bercthun, Berctred, Berctuald, Cudberct, Heriberct, Huætberct.
The same was also freely used in Saxon names, but in them the C is H;
Anglian berct is Saxon briht or beorht: Brihthelm, Brihtnoþ,
Brihtric, Brihtwold, Brihtwulf, Ecgbriht, Cuðbriht. (The
Philology of the English Tongue, Earle, 1892)