Adalbert (given name)
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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. The Polish name Wojciech and Czech Vojtěch are sometimes considered its Slavic equivalents.
- Adalbert (mystic) (8th century)
- Saint Adalbert of Egmond (died in the first half of the 8th century), aka Adelbert of Egmond, Northumbrian missionary
- Adalbert of Magdeburg (died 981)
- Saint Adalbert of Prague (died 997), "The Apostle of the Prussians"
- Adalbert, Duke of Lorraine (1000–1048), aka Adalbert of Longwy
- Adalbert of Austria (died 1055), aka Adalbert the Victorious
- Adalbert of Hamburg (c. 1000 – 1072), aka Adalbert of Bremen and Adalbert I of Saxony
- Adalbert II, Count of Ballenstedt (c. 1030 – 1080)
- Adalbert of Mainz, or Adalbert I von Saarbrücken (died 1137) Archbishop of Mainz
- Adalbert of Pomerania (before 1124–1162), first bishop of the Pomeranian diocese of Kammin
- Adalbert of Spalding (fl. 1160), supposed English theologian
- Adalbert of Prussia (1811–1873)
- Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828–1875), son of Ludwig I of Bavaria
- Adalbert I of Tuscany (846–886), duke of Tuscany, son of Boniface II
- Adalbert II of Tuscany (886–915), son of Adalbert the Duke of Tuscany
- Adalbert of Ivrea (c. 932 – c. 975), son of Berengar of Ivrea and king of Italy
- Adalbert III of Bohemia, Archbishop of Salzburg (1168–1177)
- Adalbert Zafirov (born 1969), Bulgarian international footballer
- Adelbert Althouse (1869–1954), American governor of Guam
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