US Popularity:6620
Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:Bright and famous child or bear cub; Brilliant strength; Famous warrior; The brightness of the puppy
While there seems to be some discrepancy in Humbert’s exact meaning in the etymology world, that doesn’t change this masculine name’s cheerful flow. This French surname-turned-first name likely comes from the Germanic elements hūn, meaning “child” or “bear cub,” and berhtaz, meaning “bright” and “famous,” among other illuminating endearments. Different interpretations include “brilliant strength,” “famous warrior,” and even “the brightness of the puppy.” Humbert was brought to England during the Norman Conquest, where it was quickly adopted as a habitational surname. It’s good to note that Humbert Humbert is one of the main characters and narrator in Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Variations of Humbert include Italian Umberto and Spanish and Portuguese Humberto, with Bertie being a cute nickname for your bright little cub.

Humbert Name Popularity Data

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in 1966
- 1031
from 1961
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