"bright or renowned north"

Norbert Origin and Meaning

The name Norbert is boy's name of German origin meaning "bright or renowned north".
A medieval German saint's name which remained popular in Germany until the middle of the 20th century. It is still in relatively wide use in other European countries, including Poland and Hungary. With other Bert names – like Robert and Albert and even Gilbert – appealing to lovers of strong, traditional boy names with a slightly clunky charm, Norbert could be one of those so-out-it's-in choices that everyone knows, but almost no one is using.

A famous fictional Norbert is the baby dragon adopted by Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Famous People Named Norbert

  • Saint Norbert of XantenGerman founder of the Premonstratensian order
  • Norbert Leo ButzAmerican stage and screen actor
  • Norbert WienerAmerican mathematician
  • Norbert PutnamAmerican record producer
  • Norbert MicheliszHungarian racing driver
  • Nobert BrodineAmerican cinematographer
  • Norbert EliasGerman,British sociologist
  • Norbert Lammert12th President of the Bundestag
  • Norbert RöttgenGerman politician

Norbert in Pop Culture

  • Norbert/Norbertathe aggressive Norwegian Ridgeback dragon from the "Harry Potter" series
  • Samuel Norbert Averydeceased son of April and Jackson on "Grey's Anatomy"