Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Herbert m. Old English here, Old High German heri 'host, army' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a number of early French and English saints.

Austria
Latin
930 Heriperht (nom) UrkStyria 19
Belgium
Latin
1119 Heriberti (gen) CartStBert 8
England
Latin
1155 Hereberti (gen) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1181 Herebertus (nom) StPaulDom p. 115; 1189 Herbertus (nom) GASurv p. 83, Herebertus (nom) ibid. p. 100; 1222 heberti (gen) StPaulDom p. 24; 1302 Herbertus (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 4; 1347 Herberti (gen) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 6, Herberto (abl) ibid. no. 6
1189 Herbelot (nom) GASurv p. 223
Estonia
Middle Low German
1426 Herbert BbRT p. 351; 1442 Herbert ibid. p. 365
France
Latin
693 Heriberti (gen) DCEL-2 Add. V; 696 Heriberti (gen) ibid. Add. VIII, Heribertus (nom) ibid. Add. VIII; c823 Eribertus (nom) irminon-vol2 10, Ved, Hairbertus (nom) ibid. 14, Gaugiacum, Herbertus (nom) ibid. 94, Ved; 994 Ariberti (gen) CartSavII 7; 1029x1033 Herbertus (nom) CartStPC XII; 1030 Aribertus (nom) StVdM-II 678; c1035 Ariberti (gen) ibid. 668, Heriberti (gen) ibid. 669; 1067x1074 Herbertus (nom) CartNDSaintes XIII; 1101x1129 Herbertus (nom) CartStPC XLI; 1107 Herberti (gen) ibid. XVII; a1108 Herbertus (nom) ibid. XXI; a1114 Herbertus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1121 Herbertus (nom) CartNDJosaphat X; 1125 Heriberti (gen) CartStBert 10; 1135 Herbertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7, Hirberto (abl) ibid. 7; 1138x48 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 21; 1138x62 Herberti (gen) ibid. 67; 1138x1148 Herbertum (acc) ibid. 21; 1138x1162 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 74; 1147 Erberto (abl) ibid. 14, Erbertus (nom) ibid. 14, Herberti (gen) ibid. 14, Herbertus (nom) ibid. 15, Hirbertus (nom) ibid. 14; 1147x62 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 55; 1153 Aribertus (nom) CartNDSaintes IX; c1156 Heberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXXII; 1157 Herbertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 32; 1163 Herberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCVI, clairvaux-12thc 99; 1163–64 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 106; 1164 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 120; 1173 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 157; c1175–1180 Herbertus (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 71; 1179 Herberti (gen) clairvaux-12thc 180, Herberto (abl) ibid. 180, Herbertus (nom) ibid. 178; 1180 Herberto (abl) RotScaNor p. 3, Herbertus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1216x1227 herbertus (nom) ChartCaen2 19; 1244 Herbertus (nom) NDParisII 2-CVII; 1268 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 2-V; 1269 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 2-III; 1269x70 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 2-XXXII; 1273 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 2-XLIII; 1301 Hebertus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 199, Herberti (gen) ibid. p. 198
Old French
1292 Hebert (obl) HistHdVParis p. 114, Herbert (obl) ibid. p. 115; 1296 Hebert paris1296 p. 46; c1301 Herbert (obl) HistHdVParis p. 151; 1313 Hebert Paris1313 p. 25
1313 Herbelot Paris1313 p. 22
Middle French
1421 Hebert favier 21; 1423 Hebert ibid. 483; 1568 Hébert RegPCC-1 p. 363; 1571 Hébert ibid. p. 442
1423 Herbin favier 57
Germany
Latin
c925 Heriperht (nom) UrkStyria 15; 963x1023 Heribert (nom) TradCorb §227; 1000 Heribertus (nom) UrkStyria 33, quix-vol1 19; 1001 Heribertus (nom) HambUrk-vol1 LV; 1016 Hereberti (gen) UrkStyria 38, Heriberti (gen) ibid. 37; 1100 Heribertus (nom) quix-vol1 78; 1108 Herbertus (nom) ibid. 85, Heriberto (abl) ibid. 85; 1147 Heribert (nom) mairhofer XXVII; 1185 Heribertus (nom) quix-vol1 37; 1197 Heribertus (nom) ibid. 83; 1222 Heribertus (nom) ibid. 74
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Herbertus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 5, Herebertus (nom) ibid. III, p. 21
fin12thC Herbolot (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 17
Italy
Latin
770 Hariperaht (nom) FRA-XXXL 2; 999 Heriberto (abl) HGSav-4.1 p. 1, Heribertus (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1156 Herbertus (nom) CartYonne1 CCLXXX
The Netherlands
Latin
1291 Herberdus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 297; 1387 herberdi (gen) ibid. p. 305, herberdus (nom) ibid. p. 304
Scotland
Latin
c1120 Herberto (abl) ESC XXXV; 1123 Herberto (abl) ibid. XLVII; 1124 Herberto (abl) ibid. XLVIII; 1424 Herberti (gen) RMSRS-2 15, Herberto (abl) ibid. 3; 1426 Herberto (dat) ibid. 48
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Herbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Herbert.