Infographic of Herbert name meaning, which is “Soldier of the illustrious army,” from the Anglo-Saxon here (an army) and beorht (shining, outstanding).
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Herbert Name Popularity

How popular is the name Herbert? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 41 861 0.2445%
1911 41 1,102 0.2959%
1912 39 2,230 0.4422%
1913 39 2,716 0.479%
1914 42 3,238 0.4646%
1915 40 4,333 0.4769%
1916 40 4,456 0.4613%
1917 40 4,738 0.4736%
1918 40 5,127 0.4777%
1919 40 4,957 0.4734%
1920 41 5,241 0.4714%
1921 42 5,213 0.4553%
1922 40 5,044 0.4527%
1923 40 5,066 0.4523%
1924 41 5,120 0.4409%
1925 42 4,920 0.4353%
1926 44 4,931 0.4483%
1927 42 5,015 0.4531%
1928 25 8,067 0.754%
1929 25 7,860 0.7588%
1930 35 5,663 0.5421%
1931 41 4,781 0.4844%
1932 44 4,357 0.441%
1933 49 3,681 0.3951%
1934 57 3,595 0.3719%
1935 58 3,434 0.3534%
1936 62 3,105 0.3223%
1937 65 3,025 0.307%
1938 68 3,007 0.2937%
1939 68 3,086 0.3034%
1940 75 2,860 0.2691%
1941 76 2,956 0.2626%
1942 83 3,095 0.2451%
1943 86 3,029 0.232%
1944 90 2,762 0.2229%
1945 94 2,648 0.2171%
1946 97 2,814 0.1907%
1947 104 2,846 0.1705%
1948 103 2,859 0.1791%
1949 107 2,717 0.1689%
1950 111 2,612 0.1622%
1951 112 2,694 0.1589%
1952 114 2,650 0.1518%
1953 125 2,598 0.1468%
1954 128 2,581 0.1412%
1955 129 2,488 0.1353%
1956 138 2,369 0.1254%
1957 151 2,261 0.1175%
1958 159 2,063 0.1092%
1959 169 1,832 0.0964%
1960 178 1,753 0.0925%
1961 181 1,667 0.0883%
1962 190 1,558 0.0849%
1963 197 1,488 0.0829%
1964 202 1,360 0.0773%
1965 184 1,351 0.0826%
1966 205 1,125 0.0721%
1967 202 1,119 0.0737%
1968 218 1,030 0.0686%
1969 227 989 0.0642%
1970 228 1,006 0.0632%
1971 241 927 0.0617%
1972 251 785 0.0576%
1973 266 680 0.0525%
1974 283 619 0.0476%
1975 281 645 0.0502%
1976 294 598 0.0464%
1977 316 552 0.041%
1978 313 528 0.0393%
1979 317 564 0.04%
1980 332 540 0.0369%
1981 337 509 0.0346%
1982 353 481 0.0322%
1983 369 432 0.0293%
1984 395 385 0.0259%
1985 419 369 0.0243%
1986 438 346 0.0229%
1987 480 299 0.0196%
1988 458 346 0.0222%
1989 513 304 0.0188%
1990 527 308 0.0186%
1991 596 246 0.0151%
1992 581 265 0.0166%
1993 633 217 0.0139%
1994 678 188 0.0123%
1995 679 192 0.0127%
1996 726 162 0.0108%
1997 747 153 0.0103%
1998 783 150 0.01%
1999 912 114 0.0076%
2000 935 113 0.0074%
2001 1,007 101 0.0067%
2002 940 120 0.008%
2003 1,243 65 0.0043%
2004 1,312 59 0.0039%
2005 1,337 60 0.0039%
2006 1,371 61 0.0039%
2007 1,480 52 0.0033%
2008 1,472 52 0.0034%
2009 1,667 37 0.0025%
2010 1,483 50 0.0035%
2011 1,705 31 0.0022%
2012 1,631 36 0.0025%
2013 1,854 23 0.0016%
2014 1,601 38 0.0026%
2015 1,691 33 0.0023%
2016 1,692 32 0.0022%
2017 2,016 17 0.0012%
2018 1,712 30 0.0022%
2019 2,224 11 0.0008%
2020 2,609 14 0.0011%

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What names are variants of Herbert?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bert

Illustrious

English

Bertie

Noble, bright, famous; illustrious; bright settlement; bright, famous raven; day-bright; bright promise; illustrious warrior; northern brightness; bright fame

German

Erberto

Illustrious warrior

German

Harbert

Illustrious warrior

German

Herb

Illustrious warrior

German

Herbert

Illustrious warrior

German

Herbie

Illustrious warrior

German

Heribert

German

Heriberto

Illustrious warrior

German


What names sound like Herbert?

If you like how Herbert sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Herbert.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Harper

Harpist, minstrel

English

Harpur

Harpist, minstrel

English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rigoberto

Spanish


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1 Comment

  1. My husband and I chose that name. We named our kids after family members. I like the name. It’s unique. I just can’t wait for the personality to begin.


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