Gender: Male Meaning of Cuthbert: "famous, brilliant" Origin of Cuthbert: English

Cuthbert Origin and Meaning

The name Cuthbert is a boy's name of English origin meaning "famous, brilliant".

Years ago we might have said that this name was unthinkable, but with old-fashioned names being so popular right now (consider Atticus, Leonidas, Arthur, Jasper, Augustus etc) what's to stop Cuthbert from becoming more wearable? Bertie is a cute (and very fashionable) nickname option for this grand old name.

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magdollo Says:


cunt burt.

penelope_lynson Says:


It just remembers me Anne of Green Gables.

lesliemarion Says:


I'm pleased to see what nameberry has changed its blurb to on this name. :)

mabespark Says:


When I say this, it's hard for me not to laugh.

lesliemarion Says:


I know this is supposedly a terrible name, but I love it! I love Anne of Green Gables and its associations are stronger for me than old military insults. I also love Bertie as a nickname.