Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Humbert m. Proto-Germanic *hūn 'bearcub' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a 7th C Frankish saint and a 9th C English saint.

Sometimes confused with Hubert.

Austria
Latin
928 Huniperht (nom) UrkStyria 18
France
Latin
11thC Humbertus (nom) StVdM-II 729, Umberti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 135; 1038 Umbertus (nom) StVdM-II 721; 1052 Umberti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 85; c1060 Umbertus (nom) StVdM-II 662; 1061 Humberti (gen) CartNDSaintes IV; 1066 Umbertus (nom) StVdM-II 698; 1073 Umbertum (acc) ibid. 707, Umbertus (nom) ibid. 707; 1082x87 Umbertus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 120; 1083 Umberti (gen) ibid. no. 119; 1138x62 Humberti (gen) clairvaux-12thc 73, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 65, Hunberti (gen) ibid. 56; 1147 Humberti (gen) ibid. 14, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 14, Hunberto (abl) ibid. 15; 1147x62 Hunberti (gen) ibid. 55; 1155 Hunberti (gen) ibid. 30; 1163 Humberti (gen) ibid. 95; 1163–64 Humbertus (nom) ibid. 115; 1164 Humbertus (nom) ibid. 121; 1173 Humberti (gen) ibid. 151, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 152; 1177 Humbertus (nom) ibid. 165; 1179 Humberti (gen) ibid. 179, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 177; 1239 Humberti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382b; 1378 Humberto (dat) hanquetvol1 939, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 1275
1138x62 Humbertulus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 69
Old French
1335 Humbert (obl) HistHdVParis no. 2
Germany
Latin
963x1023 Humbert (nom) TradCorb §226; 1098 Humbertus (nom) quix-vol1 25; 1142 Hunpreht (nom) mairhofer I; 1401 humberto (dat) HD1401 no. 143
Italy
Latin
1096 Humbertus (nom) UrkStyria 88
Switzerland
Latin
1150 Humbertus (nom) CartHaut 4; 1155 Humbertus (nom) ibid. 6; 1163 Humberto (dat) ibid. 13, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 13; 1179 Hunbertum (acc) ibid. 24, Hunbertus (nom) ibid. 24; 1220 Humberti (gen) ibid. 37, Vmberti (gen) ibid. 36, Vmbertus (nom) ibid. 36; 1239 Humberti (gen) ibid. 43, Humbertus (nom) ibid. 43; 1398 Humbertus (nom) Ob-SPVn (72)
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Humbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Humbert.