German variation of Albert
"noble; bright"

Albrecht Origin and Meaning

The name Albrecht is a boy's name of German origin meaning "noble; bright".

These days Albrecht is mostly seen as a surname, although it was historically a well-used first name in Germany. The surname was derived from the given name.

Notables Albrechts include Renaissance painter Albrecht Altdorfer and the fictional Albrecht from the ballet Giselle.

Famous People Named Albrecht

  • Albrecht Kosselwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Albrecht DürerGerman Renaissance painter

Albrecht in Pop Culture

  • Albrecht Steincharacter in Elite für den Führer