[ 2 syll. hu-ber(t), hub-e-rt ] The baby boy name Hubert is pronounced as HHYUW-BahRT in English, HHUY-BahRT in Dutch, uy-BEHR in French, or HHUH-BehRT in Polish †. Hubert is used mostly in the Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, and Polish languages, and its language of origin is Germanic. The name's meaning is bright spirit, inspiration. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'hugu' meaning heart, mind, spirit ; 'berht' bright, famous. Older forms of Hubert include Hubertus (Latinized) and Hugbert (Germanic). The name was borne by Saint Hubertus (656/658-727/728), the first Bishop of Liège and patron saint of hunters; according to legend, he was converted in his youth by a vision of a crucifix between the antlers of a stag. The name was common among the Normans, who brought it to England in the 11th century. In the late Middle Ages, the name was again popularized from settlers in the Low Countries, but from the 16th to 18th centuries, it gradually fell into disuse, before enjoying a revival in the 19th century. The name has appeared in Shakespeare's King John (1596) as the name of a judge.
Hubert is a widely used name; it has 45 derivatives that are used in English and other languages. Derivatives used in English include Berty (also used in Czech), Eubert, Hobard, Hobart, Hobert, Hubbard, Hubbert, Hube, Hubea, Hubee, Huber, Huberte, Huberto (also used in Spanish), Hubertson, Hubey, Hubirt, Hubirte, Huburt, Huburte, Huby, Hubyrt, Hubyrte, Huebert, Huey, Hugibert, Hugo, Huibert, Humberto, Uberto (also used in Italian and Spanish), and Ulberto (also used in Italian). The short forms Bert (also used in Dutch and Scandinavian) and Hugh, and the diminutive forms Bertie and Hubie are other English variants.
Foreign derivatives of Hubert include Berdy (Russian and Slavic), Berto (Spanish), Eubie (German), Hubertek (Czech), Hubertus (Dutch), Hubi (Spanish), Hubrecht (Dutch), Huppert (German), and Hupprecht (German). Specific foreign variants include the short forms Huib (Dutch) and Huub (Dutch).
Hubert is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1916, 0.146% of baby boys were given the name Hubert. It ranked at #113 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is currently used on a very light scale. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Hubert, Hugo was the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Hubert include Halford, Halfurd, Havard, Havird, Havord, Hebert, Hobard, Hobart, Hohberht, Hohbert, Hohbirt, Hohburt, Hohbyrt, Hubbard, Hubbert, Huberte, Hubirt, Hubirte, Huburt, and Huburte.
† Pronunciation for Hubert: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; 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)" ; UY as in "rue (French)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)"
A famous person named Hubert is Hubert H. Humphrey, Politician, born 27 May 1911 - 13 January 1978, Wallace, South Dakota.