Battle/War, H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Herbert

Herbert is an English male name meaning “bright army” made up from Germanic elements hari (army) from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (army) derived from a PIE root word; and beraht (bright) via Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) also derived from a PIE root word. Herbert is also a surname derived from the given name.

Nicknames: Herb, Herbie, Bert, Bertie/Berty

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Heribert (Germanic)
  • Haribert (Ancient Germanic)
  • Herberto (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Heriberto (Spanish, Portuguese)

 

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