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Gender: Male Meaning of Lambert: "land brilliant" Origin of Lambert: German

The name Lambert is a boy's name of German origin meaning "land brilliant". Lambert and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #16".

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Ancient saint's name used for cowardly cartoon lion.

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Famous People Named Lambert

Saint Lambert of Maastricht, 7th century bishop and martyr
Lambert Wilson, French actor ("The Matrix")
(Lambert) Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician
Lambert, Bishop of Ostia aka Pope Honorius II
Lambert, Margrave of Tuscany
Lambert of Ardres, French chronicler
Lambert of Cologne, Dutch scholastic and thomist
Lambert of Hersfeld (c. 1024–c. 1088), Thuringian chronicler
Lambert of St-Bertin, medieval encyclopedist
Lambert I and II, Counts of Leuven
Lambert I-III, counts of Nantes
Lambert I and II, dukes and margraves of Spoleto
Lambert II of Spoleto, Holy Roman Emperor
Lambert II, Count of Lens
Lambert Adelot (b. 1898), Belgian field hockey player
Lambert Amon Tanoh (b. 1926), Ivorian politician
Lambert Bartak, American organist
Lambert Beauduin (1873–1960), Belgian monk, founder of Chevetogne Abbey, Belgium
Lambert Blackwell Larking (1797–1868), English clergyman and antiquarian
Lambert Bos (1670–1717), Dutch scholar
Lambert Cadwalader (1742–1823), American merchant
Lambert Daneau (c.1535–c.1590), French jurist and Calvinist theologian
Lambert Ferri (fl. c. 1250–1300), trouvère and cleric at the monastery at Saint-Léonard, Pas-de-Calais
Lambert Folkers (d. 1761), Nova Scotia politician
Lambert Grimaldi (1420–1494), Lord of Monaco
Lambert Hamel (b. 1940), German actor
Lambert Heinrich von Babo (1818–1899), German chemist
Lambert Hillyer (1889–1969), American director and screenwriter
Lambert Hitchcock (1795–1852), American furniture manufacturer
Lambert Lombard (1505–1566), painter and architect from the Low Countries
Lambert McKenna (1870–1956), Irish scholar, editor and lexicographer
Lambert Meertens (b. 1944), Dutch computer scientist
Lambert Murphy (b. 1885), American tenor
Lambert Redd (1908–1986), American athlete
Lambert Schaus (1908–1976), Luxembourgian politician
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam (1700–1759), French sculptor
Lambert Simnel (c. 1477–c. 1525), child pretender to the throne of England
Lambert Sustris (c. 1515–20–c. 1584), Dutch painter
Lambert van Nistelrooij (b. 1953), Dutch politician
Lambert of Vence (1084–1154), Bishop and saint
Lambert Verdonk (b. 1944), Dutch football player
Lambert Ward, 1st Baronet (1875–1956), British politician
Lambert Wickes, American Continental Navy Captain

Pop Culture References for the name Lambert

Lambert Strether, character in The Ambassadors (1903) by Henry James, 'through whose sensibilities all is slowly revealed," says, "Live all you can, it's a mistake not to"'
Lambert Apanolty, character from Australian TV show "Fergus McPhail"
Lambert, character in the Witcher franchise
"Lambert the Sheepish Lion," Disney animated short film

Lamberto, Lambard, Bert, Lambart, Landbert, Lambirt, Lampard


AldabellaxWulfe Says:


The lion reference comes from a cartoon short from 1952, and it ended in bravery on the lion's part. As such, I'm not quite sure why you felt the need to add that comment in, as if it was a negative or had any true sway on the name in general. After all, what people are more likely to think of in the 21st century would be, say, Adam Lambert.

Having said that, I've always liked it as a surname. But having recently discovered the incredible singer Mary Lambert, I am now very much considering it as a first name for a boy. The 'lamb' aspect makes it sweet whereas the 'bert' component makes it strong. It's an eccentric choice, but not one that would need to be justified. It's charming and it ages well, it possesses the timeless classic appeal minus the tired popularity and, in its own understated way, it is quite vibrant. Overall, it is an intriguing choice.