Albert: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Albert | Boys
Origin of the name Albert:
Derived from the Old High German Adalbrecht, which is composed of the elements adal (noble) and beraht (bright, famous).
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A name that unfortunately is fast becoming outdated and old-fashioned.
Based on research, most people would imagine a person with the name Albert to be: An academic. A distinguished gentlemen. In one word, you might describe Albert as a(n) "distinguished" person.
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Albert is a very beautiful name for a gentleman. The name oozes sophistication and all the Alberts I know are very well read men that are also very kind and strong willed.
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Al, Bert, Albie
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The boy's name Albert is pronounced AL-bert. It is of Old German (Frankish) origin, and the meaning of Albert is "noble, bright, famous, highborn, brilliant, intelligent". (see also Albrecht)
Albert has 27 variant forms: Abert, Adalbert, Adalbrecht, Adalberto, Adelbert, Adelbrecht, Adelbert, Ailbert, Al, Albertino, Alberto, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Bert, Bertie, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert, Elbert, Elbrecht and Ulbricht.
Different meanings for different countries:
Hungarian: "bright and noble"
Swedish: "strong as a bear"
French: "noble and famous"
15. November (Patron: Albertus Magnus) Albertus was one of the great theological teachers of the Middle Ages, for that reason he is also referred to as "Doctor expertus", "experienced teachers" and "Venerable Doctor" and "Doctor venerabilis". And he is one of the first great medieval scientist in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and geography, receiving the honoray title of "Doctor universalis". He was also under suspicion of conducting witchcraft. Canonisation: Albertus was blessed in 1622, then canonised in 1931 by Pope Pius XI. At the same time he was awarded the title of a church teacher. 1941 Pope Pius XII declared him to be the patron saint of scientists. Patron of: theologians, philosophers, scientists, medical technicians, students and miners.
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Edward Albert Heimberger - born on 22 April, a famous actor . Edward Albert Heimberger's background: A popular Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated American stage, film, character actor, gardener, humanitarian activist, and World War II hero. In an acting career that spanned nearly seven decades, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday and again in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. Among his other well-known roles are Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, Oliver Wendell Douglas in the popular 1960s television situation comedy Green Acres, and Frank MacBride on the 1970s crime drama Switch. He also had a recurring role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest, opposite Jane Wyman.
Carl Albert - born on 10 May, a famous lawyer . Carl Albert's background: A lawyer and a Democratic American politician from Oklahoma. Albert represented the southeastern portion of Oklahoma (Congressional District 3) as a Democrat for 30 years, starting in 1947. He is most well-known for his service as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977. At 5 feet 4 inches tall, Albert was often affectionately known as the 'Little Giant from Little Dixie,' and held the highest political office of any Oklahoman in American history.
Albert Einstein - born on 14 March , a famous physicist . Albert Einstein's background: A German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass-energy equivalence, E = mc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.'
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Franz August Carl Albrecht Emanuel) later: Prince Consort of the United Kingdom - born 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861. Albert was the younger brother of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Ernst II August Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) the second sovereign duke of the German duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, reigning from 1844 to his death. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with whom he had nine children. Amongst many great achievments and inventions the forward thinking Prince Consort is credited with introducing the principle that the British Royal Family should remain above politics. Albert also established and endowed the Prince Consort's Library at Aldershot, which still exists today.
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Albert Wesker, main villain character in the Resident Evil series of video games.
Global Popularity of the Name Albert
- #32 in Armenia
- #42 in Denmark
- #117 in Norway
- #173 in Canada (Quebec)
- #336 in Canada (Alberta)
- #372 in United States