Origin of the name HERBERT.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HERBERT.
warrior." The German Herbert is from Heribert
(q.v.). The English form is from Anglo-Saxon Herebeorht
(q.v.). It has been Latinized Herbertus
(q.v.). Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany,
Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales.
HERBERT. A name derived
from the Alemannic Heribert, Heribret,
Heripreht, O.G. Aribert,
which Wachter derives from aer-bert, illustrious in battle.
It might also come from her-bert, illustrious lord. The
nickname is Hab. (Praenomina,
... one of the many Herberts
founded a family in Wales, which, in the time of Henry V., was one of
the first to follow the advice to use one patronymic instead of the
whole pedigree of names. It is probably owing to the honours in
various kinds of the branches of this family that Herbert has of late
years become an exceedingly prevalent Christian name in England... (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).