Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Cuthbert m. Old English cūþ 'known, famous' + Old English beorht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a 7th C Northumbrian saint.

England
Latin
1279–80 Cuthe (nom) WaHR-SK p. 50
Early Modern English
1526 Cuthbert WillsInv LXXVII; 1532–1533 Cuthbert CovGuild-2 p. 103; 1534 Cuthberd ibid. p. 129; 1543 Cutbert StAnthonlin p. 4, Cuthbert WillsInv LXXXIX; 1545 Cutbert StAnthonlin p. 5; 1546 Cutbert ibid. p. 5, Cutburt ibid. p. 5; 1549 Cutbert ibid. p. 7; 1550 Cutber ibid. p. 8; 1552 Cutberd ibid. p. 9, Cutbert ibid. p. 9; 1563 Cuthbert BUmar-vol2 p. 60; 1570 Chutbert bruton-vol1 p. 39, Cuthbert BEmar-vol1 p. 8; 1571 Cuthbertt bruton-vol1 p. 6; 1583 Cuthbart MemStGiles p. 11; 1585 Cuthbert DEmar-vol2 p. 11; 1589 Cudbert DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1598 Cuthbert BUmar-vol2 p. 66
Scotland
Latin
1376 Cudberto (abl) morton-vol1 16, Cuthberto (dat) ibid. 16
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Cuthbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Cuthbert.