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Gender: Male Meaning of Hubert: "bright, shining intellect" Origin of Hubert: German

The name Hubert is a boy's name of German origin meaning "bright, shining intellect". Hubert and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

A name that sounds so old-fashioned some parents out there might conceivably find it quirky enough for a comeback, along with other one-time fuddie-duddies like Oscar and Homer.

Along with other bert-ending names, Hubert did have his time in the sun, as a Top 200 name from around 1885 to 1941, peaking at 112 in 1913. Two notable namesakes: Vice-President Humphrey (who was said to have always hated his name) and designer de Givenchy.

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Famous People Named Hubert

Saint Hubert or Hubertus, Bishop of Liège; patron of hunters
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States
Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
Hubert Benoit, French psychotherapist
Hubert Laws, American jazz flutist
(Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet, English composer
George Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer
Hubert Myatt Green, American pro golfer
Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent, Justiciar of England and Ireland
Hubert Charles Sumlin, American blues guitarist
Hubert Jude "Hubie" Brown, American basketball coach
Hubert "Hubie" Brooks, American baseball player
Hubert Boniface "Hubie" McDonough, American ice hockey player
James Hubert "Eubie" Blake, American jazz musician

Pop Culture References for the name Hubert

Hubert Cumberdale, character in web series "Salad Fingers"
Hubert, one of the triples in Pixar's "Brave"
Hubert Ozwell, character in the video game "Tales of Graces"
Hubert "Huey" Duck, character in "DuckTales"
Hubert J. Farnsworth, professor on animated TV series "Futurama"
Hubert Hardy, character in G. A. Henty's, Out on the Pampas
Hubert, character in the Line Webtoon, Winter Woods

Hubie, Hubbard, Hube, Eubie, Bert

Hubert's International Variations

Huberto, Uber, Huber (Spanish) Uberto, Ubert (Italian) Hobart, Hoibeard, Hobard (Irish)


paulapuddephatt Says:


This name is super cute. 💖

autumnreverie Says:


I love its meaning of "bright heart."