Albert - Meaning of Albert
[ 2 syll. al-ber(t), alb-e-rt ] The baby boy name Albert is pronounced as AEL-BahRT in English, AAL-BahRT in Dutch, aeL-BEHR in French, or AAL-BehRT in Polish †. Albert is largely used in the Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Slavic languages, and it is derived from Celtic and Germanic origins. From Germanic roots, its meaning is nobly famous - in this context, Albert can be used in the Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Slavic languages. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'adal' meaning noble, honorable ; 'berht' bright, famous. Adalbert (Germanic) and Adalbrecht (Germanic) are older forms of Albert. The Old German Adalbert was shortened to Albert in France, and it was brought to England in the 11th century where it displaced the Old English Aepelbeorht. The name declined in use by the 17th century, until it was revived by association with Queen Victoria's German-born husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861). In its various forms, the name has been popular among royalty in Western Europe, including two 20th century kings of Belgium. In Ireland, the name is used as an Anglicized form of Ailbhe.
Albert is an Irish variant of the name Ailbhe (Gaelic and Irish).
The name Alberta (English, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Polish) is the female equivalent of Albert.
The name Albert is widely used; it has 46 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Abert, Adelbert (used in Dutch and German too), Ailbert, Albertos, Albertus, Albirt, Albracht, Albrecht (used in German too), Albret, Alburt, Alby, Albyrt, Arapeta, Berty (used in Czech too), Burt, Delbert (used in Dutch too), Elbert (used in Dutch too), and Ulbrecht. Other English variants include the contractions Al and Bert (used in Dutch and German too), and the diminutive forms Albie, Allie, and Bertie.
Foreign variants of Albert include Adalberto (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Ailbeart (Gaelic and Scottish), Albek (Polish), Alberik (Czech), Alberte (Galician and Scandinavian), Albertin (Italian), Albertino (Italian), Alberto (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Alberts (Latvian), Ales (Czech), Aliberto (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Alpertti (Finnish), Altti (Finnish), Alvertos (Greek), Aubert (French), Bechtel (German), Berco (Czech), Bertchen (German), Bertek (Polish), Berti (Czech), Bertik (Czech), Berto (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), and Edelbert (German).
See also the related form, Ethelbert (English).
Albert is a classic favorite. Currently it is still a fairly popular baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1901, 1.141% of baby boys were given the name Albert. It ranked at #15 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in popularity, and is of occasional use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.034% and its ranking #452, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its group. In 2018, 49% more boys were named Albert than the subsequent ranked name, Alberto. The name Albert has been mostly given to baby boys, though it has also been used as a girl name in the past century. In 1930, the name Albert was given to 138 times as many baby boys than girls.
Baby names that sound like Albert include Albar, Alberte, Albirt, Alburt, Albyrt, Alford, Alfre, Alfred, Alfrey, Alfrid, Alfried, Alfryd, Allford, Ulfer, Ulfred, Albaro, Albero, Alberto, Alfredo, and Alpertti.
† Pronunciation for Albert: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
Details of famous persons named Albert:
Actor Albert Salmi, born 11 March 1928 - 22 April 1990, Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Albert Finney, born 9 May 1936, Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
Animated Character Fat Albert, born 1969.
Author Albert Camus, born 7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960, Mondovi, Algeria.
Physicist Albert Einstein, born 14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955, Ulm, Germany.
Royal Consort Prince Albert, born 26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861, Schloss Rosenau, near Coburg, Germany.
Royalty Prince Albert of Monaco, born 14 March 1958.
Royalty King George VI, born Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952, Sandringham, Norfolk, England.
Soldier Albert Berry.
US Vice President Al Gore, born Albert Gore, Jr., 31 March 1948.