Herbert

Herbert - A very unique male name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Herbert, meaning bright army, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #41. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Herbert and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Herbert? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Herbert. The baby boy name Herbert was given to 36 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1833 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 45,585 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Herbert peaked in popularity 89 years ago in 1928 on position 25.



Famous with this name

Herbert Lom
Herbert Knaup
Herbert Strabel


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Herbert is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Herbert is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #882 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,645.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Herbert is where you live.


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Herbert origin and meaning

Herbert is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright army. To see famous people named Herbert, pop culture references for the name Herbert and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Herbert

We've found the following names that sound similar to Herbert, sorted by popularity.

Heriberto / Harper / Harpreet / Hurbert / Herberth / Herber / Herberto / Harvard /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121833
20111935
20101629
20091863
20081601
20071609
20061447
20051406
20041365
20031282
2002952
20011018
2000944
1999920
1998789
1997751
1996731
1995684
1994682
1993635
1992584
1991597
1990528
1989517
1988459
1987480
1986439
1985419
1984393
1983369
1982353
1981337
1980331
1979317
1978313
1977316
1976294
1975281
1974283
1973266
1972251
1971241
1970228
1969227
1968218
1967202
1966204
1965184
1964202
1963197
1962191
1961181
1960178
1959169
1958159
1957151
1956138
1955129
1954128
1953125
1952114
1951112
1950110
1949107
1948103
1947104
194697
194594
194490
194386
194283
194176
194075
193968
193868
193765
193662
193558
193457
193349
193244
193141
193035
192925
192825
192742
192644
192542
192441
192340
192240
192142
192041
191940
191840
191740
191640
191540
191442
191339
191239
191141
191041

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana882
Pennsylvania961
Virginia1026
New York1667
Texas1739
California2645

Even more about Herbert


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Herbert a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Herbert?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1928
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Herbert
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 45,585
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +36

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