"renowned warrior"

Humbert Origin and Meaning

The name Humbert is a boy's name of German origin meaning "renowned warrior".

A name with two strong literary associations, one overwhelmingly negative -- Lolita's pedophilic narrator Humbert Humbert -- and one positive, in the preferable European version: Italian author Umberto Eco.

Famous People Named Humbert

  • Saint Humbert of MaroillesFrankish abbot
  • Humbert IIII, Counts of Savoy
  • Humbert I and IIDauphins de Viennois
  • Humbert V de BeaujeuConstable of France
  • Humbert of Silva CandidaFrench Benedictine abbot
  • Blessed Humbert of RomansFrench Dominican friar
  • Humbertbishop of Würzburg

Humbert in Pop Culture

  • Humbert Humbertpedophile main character in book/film "Lolita"
  • Humbert von Gikkingena dapper cat in the animes "Whisper of the Heart" and "The Cat Returns"