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What does Bert mean?

Meaning of the name BertBertusBertonBerteeBertoBerteaBerteyBerteBirt

[ 1 syll. ber(t), be-rt ] The baby boy name Bert is pronounced in English as BAHRT or in Dutch as BEHRT †. Bert is largely used in the Dutch, English, German, Polish, and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from Germanic and English origins. Germanic origin, Dutch, English, German, and Polish use: It is derived from the element 'berht' meaning bright, famous. The name developed as a diminutive of various names containing 'Bert' as a first or second element. It was regularly adopted by English speakers from the 19th century. In recent times, the form Burt is known from the songwriter Burt Bacharach (1928-), who was given it as a variant of his father's name, Bert Bacharach.

In addition, Bert is a Dutch, English, and German short form of Albert.

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and German short form of the name Berthold (English, French, and German).

Bert is also a short form of the name Bertram (Dutch, English, and German).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and German short form of the name Bertrand (English, French, and German).

Bert is also an English variant of the name Delbert (Dutch and English).

Bert is also an English variant of the name Engelbert (English and German).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and Scandinavian pet form of the name Gilbert (English, French, and German).

Bert is also a variant of the name Halbert (English).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and German short form of the name Herbert (English, French, German, and Polish).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and Scandinavian short form of the name Hubert (Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, and Polish).

Bert is also a variant of the name Hulbert.

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and Scandinavian pet form of the name Lambert (Dutch, English, French, and German).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, Polish, and Scandinavian pet form of the name Norbert (English, German, and Polish).

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and German short form of Robert.

Bert is also a Dutch, English, and Scandinavian pet form of the name Wilbert (English and German).

The name Bertha (English, French, and Spanish) is the female equivalent of Bert.

Berte, Bertea, Bertee, Bertey, Berto (Spanish), Berton (English and French), Bertus, Birt, Burty (English), and Byrt are variants of Bert.

Other forms of Bert include the pet forms Berti (Czech and German), Bertie (English), and Berty (Czech and English), and the variant spelling Burt (English).

See also the related form, Vibert.

See also the related categories, bright (wise), element, polish, dutch, german, and scandinavian.

Bert is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.111% of baby boys being given the name Bert. Its ranking then was #133. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is now of infrequent use. In 2017, among the group of boy names directly linked to Bert, Robert was the most commonly used. The name Bert has predominantly been a baby boy name, though it has also been given to girls in the past century. In 1903, Bert as a baby boy name outnumbered its use as a girl name by 22 times.

Baby names that sound like Bert include Baerd, Bairde, Barde, Bardh, Bart, Barte, Barth, Bartó, Bartt, Baryt, Bayerd, Berhard, Berte, Bertee, Birde, Birt, Bjarte, Bord, Brad, and Bradd.

† Pronunciation for Bert: 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)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"

Details of famous persons named Bert:
Actor Bert Lahr, born Irving Lahrheim, August 13, 1895 - December 4, 1967, New York.
Bandleader Benjamin (Bert) Ambrose, born Benjamin Baruch Ambrose, 15 September 1896 - 11 June 1971, London, England.
Poet Bertolt 'Bert' Brecht, born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, 10 February 1898 - 14 August 1956, East Berlin, Germany.
Puppets Bert and Ernie, born 1969.
TV Personality Bert Parks, born Bert Jacobson, 30 December 1914 - 2 February 1992, Atlanta, Georgia.


Meaning of Bert Meaning of Bertie Meaning of Berty Meaning of Burt Meaning of Burty Meaning of Berton Meaning of Bertha Meaning of Albert Meaning of Robert Meaning of Hubert Meaning of Herbert Meaning of Berthold Meaning of Bertrand Meaning of Bertram Meaning of Wilbert Meaning of Gilbert Meaning of Norbert Meaning of Lambert Meaning of Delbert Meaning of Hulbert Meaning of Halbert Meaning of Engelbert Meaning of Vibert
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