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Gender: Male Meaning of Albert: "noble, bright" Origin of Albert: German Albert's Popularity in 2017: #430

The name Albert is a boy's name of German origin meaning "noble, bright". Albert is ranked #430 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Albert has acquired a new gloss as one of the top royal baby boy names, a serious upgrade from its serious, studious image (think Einstein, Schweitzer). Albert remained popular for 80 years, and though it's far less fashionable today, it's still a widely used choice. Still, along with such stalwarts as Walter and George, it could now make an unusual yet classic choice. It became especially popular in Britain following the 1840 marriage of Queen Victoria to the German Prince Albert. Enlivening nickname Bertie is popular on its own in England.

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Famous People Named Albert

Albert I (born Albert Léopold Clément Marie Meinrad), King of the Belgians
Albert II (born Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie), King of the Belgians
Albert, King of Sweden
(Frederick Augustus) Albert Anton Ferdinand Joseph Karl Maria Baptist Nepomuk Wilhelm Xaver Georg Fidelis, King of Saxony
Albert I (born Albert Honoré Charles Grimaldi), Prince of Monaco
Albert II (born Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi), Prince of Monaco
Albert Frederick Arthur George, birth name of Britain's King George VI
(Francis) Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort of Britain's Queen Victoria
Albert Einstein, German physicist synonymous with the word genius
Albert Camus, French philosopher and novelist
Albert Pujols (born José Alberto Pujols Alcántara), Dominican-American baseball player
Albert Finney, English actor
Albert Hammond Jr., rhythm guitarist of American band The Strokes
Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of King Edward VII
Albert Shepherd, American rapper
Albert Ellis, American psychologist
Albert "Bertie" Highmore, English actor; brother of actor Freddie Highmore
Charles Albert Gobat, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
(Berthold Konrad Hermann) Albert Speer, German architect
Albert, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa a Kamehameha, Crown Prince of Hawaii, son of King Kamehameha IV
Albert Kesselring, German WWII general
Albert Ball, English WWI flying ace
Albert Namatjira, Aboriginal Australian painter
Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral, 8th Prince of Thurn und Taxis
Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel (b. 1983), 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Albert Eccleston, son of English actor Christopher Eccleston
Albert Calloway (b. 2017), son of American television personality AJ Calloway

Pop Culture References for the name Albert

Albert "Al" Calavicci, character on 90s cult show "Quantum Leap"
Albert Kropp, character in famous WWI novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
Albert Wesker, antagonist in the Resident Evil video game series
Albert Ingalls, character in the Little House on the Prairie series
Albert Hillsborough, character in the Gone series by Michael Grant
Albert Franklin, character in film "Bogus"
Albert, character in "Yesterday's Child" by Barbara Wood
Albert, minor character in 1977 film "Suspiria"
Albert, character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Albert, character in the Josie and the Pussycats comics
Albert Hinkey, character in Pixar's "Cars"
Albert Ramsbottom, subject of monologues by Stanley Holloway
Albert de Parmagnan, main character in French animated series "Albert the Fifth Musketeer"
Albert Ianuzzi, character in movie "The Dream Team"
Albert Tuccini, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Albert Lozano, character in "Sims" series
"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," kids' animated TV show (1972-1985)
Fat Albert, lead cartoon character on 1970s kids' show
Albert "Al" Robbins, character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Albert Stark, main protagonist in the film "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
Albert Vanderboom, character in Rusty Lake: Roots

Albie, Burt, Bert, Al, Elbert, Bertie, Berty, Alby

Albert's International Variations

Alberik, Ales, Bertik, Berti, Berco (Czech) Bertek, Albek (Polish) Adelbert, Ailbert (Scottish) Aubert (French) Alvertos (Greek) Ailbhe (Irish Gaelic) Berto, Alberto (Spanish) Albertko (Slavic) Albrecht (German) Alberts (Latvian)


paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this, with Al for short

Essa Says:


It looks like this is out number 1 boys choice now! I full on swoon over Albie, love it. We know there'll probably be a lot of comments about how we've given our son an old man name and most of them will probably be behind our backs from the people we love, but we don't mind. I'm sure they'll soon start loving the name when they get to know him. Bertie and Bert are also growing on me as nicknames, perhaps more as affectionate, not everyday, kind of nicknames though. I do hope to avoid Al though!

headintheclouds Says:


I love Albert. It's stalwart, noble, handsome and upright, and suits its wonderful meaning of noble and bright. I love the nicknames Al or Albie, and Bert or Bertie is adorable too. It's great that it's a classic name, but not overly used like James and Michael have been; Albert's definitely an underappreciated name that deserves more love.

lesliemarion Says:


I love it! I especially love Bert, Bertie, Bertram, and one could also go for Berto.

Mary Spidle Says:


Thanks. Our 2nd is Henry and everyone who meets him loves it in our experience.

KassemJ Says:


Great, under-appreciated boy's name

KassemJ Says:


You should feel proud of your choice.

PoppyOrangey Says:


Albie is such a cute nickname choice! I've only ever heard of Al and Bert, both of which I dislike along with the full name Albert. I still don't think I could use it, because he would inevitably be called one of those three in his lifetime...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


My great uncle's name is Albert.

Mary8881 Says:


We named our first son Albert and call him that as well as "Albie" which people sometimes respond better to and he likes almost just as well. The comment we get alllll the time is "my uncle/grandpa/dad is named Albert". It's nice to have a unique classic name and it really suits him.

Guest Says:


My guilty pleasure in the "nerdy name" category. 😜