Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Albert m. Old High German adal 'noble' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of many medieval saints, a 10th C king of Italy, a 13th C king of Germany, a 13th C German saint, a 14th C king of Sweden, and a 15th C king of Germany and Bohemia.

Austria
Latin
763 Adalperht (nom) FRA-XXXL 1; 928 Atalperht (nom) UrkStyria 18; 935 Adalperht (nom) ibid. 21; c1050 Adalpreht (nom) ibid. 57; c1070 Adalpreht (nom) ibid. 70; 1074x1087 Adilberti (gen) ibid. 77; c1075 Adalberti (gen) ibid. 78; c1100 Adilbert (nom) ibid. 89, Adilberti (gen) ibid. 89, Adilbertus (nom) ibid. 89; 1103 Adalbrecht (nom) ibid. 95; 1124 Adilbertus (nom) ibid. 110; c1128 Adalbertus (nom) ibid. 119b, Adalbrecht (nom) ibid. 118a, Adalbreht (nom) ibid. 118a, Adelbert (nom) ibid. 120; 1235 Alpreti (gen) TirNot1 p. 1
Brabant
Latin
1312 Albertus (nom) JeanIII p. 14
1312 Aubel (nom) JeanIII p. 11
Croatia
Croatian
1597 Bert Susedgrad1597 p. 29, Berth ibid. p. 29
Czech Republic
Latin
1287 Albertus (nom) RTT-1.1 II; 1314 Alberti (gen) Rössler1 6, Albertus (nom) ibid. 6; 1331 Alberti (gen) ibid. 32; 1337 Alberti (gen) ibid. 29; 1343 Alberti (gen) Rössler2 294, p. 135, Alberto (dat) ibid. 280, p. 128, Albertum (acc) ibid. 242, p. 115, Albertus (nom) ibid. 242, p. 114; 1348 Alberto (dat) chlumecky 10; 1349 Alberti (gen) ibid. 48, Albertus (nom) ibid. 93; 1350 Alberti (gen) ibid. 173, Alberto (abl) ibid. 205; 1355 Albertus (nom) ibid. 99
1349 Alblinus (nom) chlumecky 33
Middle High German
c1339 Albrechts (gen) Rössler1 91; 1341 Albrechts (gen) ibid. 33; 1344 Albrechtes (gen) ibid. 99; 1349 Albertus (nom) ibid. 48; 1354 Albrecht (nom) ibid. 77
Denmark
Middle Danish
1496 Albricts (gen) KD-1 no. 185
Danish
1581 Albret KD-1 no. 362, Albrets (gen) ibid. no. 362, Albrett ibid. no. 362
England
Latin
1189 Ailbrihtus (nom) GASurv p. 179, Ailburtus (nom) ibid. p. 185, Albertus (nom) ibid. p. 102; 1381 Albritum (acc) Suffolk1381 p. 107, Albritus (nom) ibid. p. 108
Dutch
1576 Albert AuFr Ghijsberts; 1578 Albert ibid. Ghijsbertsen, Albertus ibid. Fockea; 1579 Albertz (gen) ibid. Fockea; 1583 Albert ibid. Focka
Estonia
Middle Low German
1364 Albert BbRT p. 334, Albertus ibid. p. 334; 1379x1383 Albrecht ibid. p. 336; 1383 Albrecht ibid. p. 336; 1384 Albert ibid. p. 338; 1400 Alberd ibid. p. 342; 1404 Alberd ibid. p. 343; 1405 Alberd ibid. p. 344; 1412 Alberd ibid. p. 346; 1417 Alberd ibid. p. 348; 1419 Alberd ibid. p. 348; 1421 Alberd ibid. p. 349; 1422 Alberd ibid. p. 350; 1424 Alberd ibid. p. 350; 1426 Alberd ibid. p. 351; 1431 Alberd ibid. p. 355; 1433 Albert ibid. p. 356; 1437 Albert ibid. p. 360; 1442 Albert ibid. p. 364; 1592 Albert Tiik1977 p. 285
1524x1532 Bert (nom) Saareste1923b p. 142; 1592 Pertt Tiik1977 p. 285
France
Latin
693 Adalberti (gen) DCEL-2 Add. V; c823 Adalbertus (nom) irminon-vol2 28, CE; 882 Adalbertus (nom) InsMacon XIII; 11thC Adalbertus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 118; 1029x1033 Albertus (nom) CartStPC XII; 1083 Aalberti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 127, Aalbertus (nom) ibid. 126; 1138x62 Albertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 67; 1146 Alberto (abl) CartNDdOurscamp CXII; 1147 Alberti (gen) clairvaux-12thc 18, Alberto (abl) ibid. 15, Albertus (nom) CartNDSaintes XXV, clairvaux-12thc 16; 1148 Albertus (nom) CartNDSaintes XXIV; 1163 Albertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 99; 1171 Albertus (nom) ibid. 141; 1173 Alberti (gen) NDParisII 1-III; 1179 Alberto (abl) clairvaux-12thc 176, Albertus (nom) ibid. 179; 1180 Alberti (gen) RotScaNor p. 22, Alberto (abl) ibid. p. 18; 1190 Albertus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIX; 1206 Aubertus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXIX; 1209 Albertus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LII; 1220 Albertus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXVIII; 1256 Alberto (abl) hennes-vol1 161; 1258 Aubertum (acc) ArrestReg-volI XXV, pluribus; 1260 Auberti (gen) ibid. XXIII, Ascension, Aubertus (nom) NDParisII 1-XVII; 1268 Aubertus (nom) ibid. 1-VIII; 1273 Adalberti (gen) RegToul-13thC p. 30; 1292 Aubertus (nom) MemBret-I 1103; 1301 Aubertus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 201; 1378 Adauberti (gen) hanquetvol1 1794, Alberti (gen) ibid. 1128, Alberto (abl) ibid. 882, Albertus (nom) ibid. 596
1179 Albelinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 177, Albertinus (nom) ibid. 177
Old French
1292 Aubert 1292paris p. 2; 1296 Aubert paris1296 p. 54; 1299 Aubert (obl) HistHdVParis p. 144; 1301 Aubert (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 271; 1313 Aubert Paris1313 p. 22; 1327 Auberte MemDocMan-2 p. 181
1313 Aubinet Paris1313 p. 29
Middle French
1392 Albert MemBret-II col. 613, Aubert ibid. col. 600; 1393 Aubert ibid. col. 619; 1421 Albert favier 342, Aubert ibid. 572; 1563 Albert RegPCC-1 p. 26; 1587 Albert RTFProvins 221
1421 Aubelet favier 1185; 1438 Aubertin ibid. 3; 1568 Aubin RegPCC-1 p. 406
Germany
Latin
802 Adalperht (nom) FRA-XXXL 8, Adalperhti (gen) ibid. 8; 822x875 Albertus (nom) TradCorb §4; 888 Albertus (nom) quix-vol1 5; 925 Adalperht (nom) UrkStyria 14; c925 Adalperht (nom) ibid. 15; 987 Adelbertus (nom) HambUrk-vol1 XLVIII; 1020 Albertus (nom) quix-vol1 58, alberti (gen) ibid. 58; 1076 Adalberto (abl) ibid. 47; 1100 Albertus (nom) ibid. 78; 1103 Albertus (nom) ibid. 62; 1108 Alberto (abl) ibid. 85, Albertus (nom) ibid. 85; 1130 Adelberti (gen) UrkStyria 121, Albertus (nom) quix-vol1 63; 1135 Alberto (abl) ibid. 95; 1136 Albertus (nom) ibid. 98; 1142 Alberti (gen) mairhofer I, Albetus (nom) ibid. I; 1145 Albertus (nom) ibid. XIX; 1149 Adalbertus (nom) ibid. XXXI, Adelpertus (nom) ibid. XXIX; 1151 Adalberti (gen) ibid. XL, Adelbertus (nom) ibid. XXXVI, Adelbreht (nom) ibid. XXXVII, Albertus (nom) ibid. XXXVIII; 1174 Albertus (nom) quix-vol1 33; 1185 Albertus (nom) ibid. 37, alberto (dat) ibid. 36; 1186 Albertus (nom) quix-vol2 123; 1189 Albertus (nom) quix-vol1 82; 1191 Albertus (nom) ibid. 38; 1192 Albertus (nom) ibid. 40; 1197 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 2; 1200 Albertus (nom) ibid. 5; 1206 Albertus (nom) ibid. 7; 1207 Albertus (nom) ibid. 8; 1210 Albertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 IV; 1213 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 14; 1214 Albertus (nom) ibid. 15; 1214x15 Albrecht (nom) ibid. 19; 1215 Albertus (nom) ibid. 18, quix-vol2 126; 1216 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 21; 1218 Albertus (nom) ibid. 35; 1219 Albertus (nom) ibid. 36; 1220 Albertus (nom) ibid. 44; 1221 Albertus (nom) ibid. 55; 1222 Albertus (nom) ibid. 62; 1224 Albertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 VIII; 1225 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 67; 1229 Alberti (gen) CDL-1.1.1 X; 1232 Albertus (nom) ibid. XII; 1234 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 91, quix-vol1 105; 1237 Alberto (abl) hennes-vol1 99; 1238 Alberti (gen) CDL-1.1.1 XVII; 1248 Albertum (acc) hennes-vol1 130, Albertus (nom) ibid. 129; 1249 Albertus (nom) ibid. 134; 1251 Alberti (gen) ibid. 142; 1252 Albertum (acc) CDL-1.1.1 XXIII, Albertus (nom) ibid. XXIII; 1258 Alberti (gen) hennes-vol1 181, Albertus (nom) ibid. 176, Aleberto (abl) ibid. 172; 1259 Albertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1260 Alberto (abl) hennes-vol1 190; 1261 Alberti (gen) FRA-XXXL 207, Alberto (abl) ibid. 207, Albertum (acc) ibid. 207, Albertus (nom) ibid. 207; 1310 Albertus (nom) VFBStralsund 10; 1322 Albertus (nom) SMM p. 159; 1332 Albertus (nom) VFBStralsund 36; 1358 Albertum (acc) SDHK no. 7438; 1394 Alberti (gen) SMM p. 171, Albertus (nom) ibid. p. 175; 1401 Alberto (dat) HD1401 no. 26; 1426 Albertum (acc) mairhofer DCCXXIII
1322 Albertalle (gen) SMM p. 160, Albertallus (nom) ibid. p. 160
Middle High German
1293 Albreht (nom) UrkHeil1 53, Albrehten (acc) UrkWitt-II 187; 1306 Albrehtes (gen) UrkHeil1 68
Early New High German
1405 Alberten (gen) mairhofer DCLXXIX; 1406 Albrecht (nom) UrkJen2 1; 1409 Albrecht (nom) ibid. 18, mairhofer DCLXXXV; 1420 Albreht (nom) UrkRott-1 855; 1428 Albrechtes (gen) mairhofer DCCXXVII; 1497 Albrecht Nurn1497 101
1409 Apecz (nom) UrkJen2 18
Italy
Latin
655 adelberto (abl) CartStBav 1; 828 Adalperht (nom) FRA-XXXL 13; 1096 Adelbret (nom) UrkStyria 88; 1100 Albertus (nom) RCI-Cam1 625; 1156 Albertus (nom) Livi p. 39; 1162 Alberto (dat) ibid. p. 42; 1164 Alberti (gen) SDE3 I, Alberto (abl) ibid. I, Albertum (acc) ibid. I; 1169 Albertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 135; 1179 Alberti (gen) CartHaut 25; 1186 Alberti (gen) POSDu II; 1189 Alberti (gen) ChStBo1 I; 1195 Albertus (nom) ibid. II; 1198 Alberti (gen) ibid. III, Alberto (abl) ibid. III, Albertus (nom) ibid. III; 1226 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 70; 1235 Adelpretum (acc) TirNot1 1a; 1236 Adelpretum (acc) ibid. 6, Adelpretus (nom) ibid. 6, Aldepretum (acc) ibid. 7; 1237 Alberti (gen) ibid. 585; 1245 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 120; 1265x1339 Alberti (gen) BBC-Berg 85, Alberto (abl) ibid. 276; 1267 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLI; 1270 Alberti (gen) ibid. p. XLII; 1273 Alberti (gen) ibid. p. XLII; 1276 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLII; 1278 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLII; 1279 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1282 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVII; 1283 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1284 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1285 Alberti (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157; 1287 Alberti (gen) BBC-Berg p. XLIV, Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1289 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1290 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1291 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1292 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1294 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLV; 1296 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLV; 1298 Alberti (gen) ibid. p. XLV; 1299 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLV; 1302 Alberti (gen) ibid. p. XLVI; 1303 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1304 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1305 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1307 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1308 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1326 Alberti (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 423, Alberto (abl) ibid. no. 439; 1376 Alberto (abl) DouGen1 p. 155; 1387 Alberto (abl) Venditti II-36; 1401 Albertis (abl) SDHK no. 15739; 1527 Albertus (nom) Rome1527 p. 85
1169 Albertinus (nom) SDE3 III; 1173 Albertini (gen) ibid. V; 1237 Albertini (gen) TirNot1 580, Albertino (abl) ibid. 581; 1265x1339 Albertini (gen) BBC-Berg 233; 1300 Albertino (abl) ActDipVeneto-I-1 p. 50; 1401 Albertini (gen) SDHK no. 15739
Italian
1401 Alberti (gen) SDHK no. 15739
Latvia
Latin
a1286 Alberto (dat) RigSB 2; 1286 Alberto (dat) ibid. 468; 1288 Alberto (dat) ibid. 526, Albertus (nom) ibid. 8; 1289 Alberto (dat) ibid. 219; 1290 Albertus (nom) ibid. 23; 1291 Albertus (nom) ibid. 26; 1292 Albertus (nom) ibid. 39; 1294 Albertus (nom) ibid. 49; 1296 Alberto (dat) ibid. 258, Albertus (nom) ibid. 67; 1297 Alberto (dat) ibid. 83, Albertus (nom) ibid. 73; 1299 Albertus (nom) ibid. 88; 1300 Alberto (dat) ibid. 418; 1301 Albertus (nom) ibid. 90; 1302 Albertus (nom) ibid. 92; 1303 Albertus (nom) ibid. 96; 1305 Albertus (nom) ibid. 105; 1307 Albertus (nom) ibid. 107; 1319 Albertus (nom) ibid. 114; 1337 Albertus (nom) ibid. 119
Middle Low German
1467 Albrecht Mettig1892 p. 7
The Netherlands
Latin
1235 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 93; 1268 alberti (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 295; 1274 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. 295; 1349 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. 300; 1356 Albertus (nom) ibid. p. 301
Middle Dutch
1380 Albert (nom) GesOIJ-4 p. 186
Poland
Latin
1228 Albertus (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 81; 1232 Albertus (nom) ibid. 87
Middle High German
1333 Apeczen SBGlatzer p. 3; 1336x1337 Apeczko ibid. p. 4
Portugal
Latin
1152 Alberto (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 3; 1179 Alberti (gen) ibid. no. 4; 1179x1211 Albertus (nom) ibid. no. 5
Spain
Latin
1019 Adalbert (nom) CDCB-XV MMCLXXIV, Adalbret (nom) ibid. MMCLXXIV; 1192 Adalberti (gen) ibid. MMCCVIII
Catalan
1510 Albert valencia1510 664
Sweden
Latin
1351 Alberti (gen) SDHK no. 6012
Middle Low German
1375 Albert SDHK no. 10637
Old Swedish
1383 Albrecht SRA-vol2 no. 1898
Switzerland
Latin
1154 Alberti (gen) CartHaut 5, Albertus (nom) ibid. 5; 1155 Albertus (nom) ibid. 6; 1163 Alberto (dat) ibid. 14; 1170 Albertus (nom) ibid. 23; 1195 Albertus (nom) ibid. 29; 1215 Albertus (nom) ibid. 33; 14thCx1478 Albertus (nom) Ob-SPVn (219)
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Alberti (gen) AGZ-18 30, Alberto (abl) ibid. 19; 1480 Albertus (nom) ibid. CIX-1316
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Albert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Albert.