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

The name Cuthbert is a boy's name of English origin meaning "famous, brilliant". Cuthbert and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 T.I.G.E.R.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (BOYS)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Cuthbert

Saint Cuthbert, 6th-century hermit who became the bishop of Lindisfarne (an island off the coast of England); he was known for performing healing miracles, and had 72 churches dedicated to him
Cuthbert, Lord Collingwood (1748-1810), British admiral during the Napoleonic Wars

Pop Culture References for the name Cuthbert

Cuthbert Helmsdale, lustful Bishop of Melchester in Thomas Hardy's "Two on a Tower" (1882)
Cuthbert Clare, a character in Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Matthew Cuthbert, Marilla Cuthbert, and Walter Cuthbert Blythe, characters in the "Anne of Green Gables" series by L.M. Montgomery
Cuthbert Binns, ghost, History of Magic professor in the "Harry Potter" series
Cuthbert de Lance, main character in G. A. Henty's "Winning His Spurs"
Cuthbert Allgood, character from Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series
Cuthbert Calculus, a scientist in "Adventures of Tintin"
Cuthbert Rumbold, from BBC's Are You Being Served?


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.