Adalbert (given name)

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Adalbert
Gender Male
Language(s) Germanic
Origin
Meaning noble-bright
Other names
See also Albert
Adalberht
Adalbrecht
Albrecht

Adalbert is an archaic given name which means "noble-bright, noble-shining", or “shining by the nobility”. It comes from Germanic adal or edel (noble) and berht (shining or bright).

In France, the name first appeared in the ninth century and its usage increased for about 200 years. Thereafter, it was increasingly supplanted by the shortened form of Albert or Elbert.

In modern times, use of the name is rare but still attested on some occasions. Other names derived from Adalbert include Adalberht and Adalbrecht.

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