Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Lambert m. Old High German lant, Old Saxon land 'land' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a 7th C saint, a 9th C king of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor, the birth name of an 11th C pope, the name of an 11th C French saint, and the 12th C founder of the Beguines.

Belgium
Latin
1050 Lambertus (nom) CRS-2-5 p. 232; 1106 Lamberto (dat) CartStBert 2; 1107 Lambertum (acc) ibid. 3, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 3; 1116 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 7, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 7; 1119 Lamberte (voc) ibid. 8, Lamberti (gen) ibid. 8, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 8; 1120 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 9, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 9; c1130 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 12; 1133 Lamberto (abl) ibid. 13
Middle French
1351 Lambert AnNam p. 144
Brabant
Latin
1312 Lambertus (nom) JeanIII p. 33
England
Latin
1181 Lambertus (nom) StPaulDom p. 114; 1189 Lambert (nom) GASurv p. 174, Lamberti (gen) ibid. p. 174, Lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 172; 1222 lamberti (gen) StPaulDom p. 32; 1240 Lamberti (gen) ibid. p. 120; 1381 Lamberti (gen) FenPT-2 p. 9, Lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 6
Early Modern English
1599 Lambert DEmar-vol2 p. 40
Estonia
Middle Low German
1378 Lamberd BbRT p. 335; 1383 Lambrecht ibid. p. 337; 1397 Lamberd ibid. p. 340; 1400 Lamberd ibid. p. 342; 1409 Lamberd ibid. p. 345; 1411 Lammerd ibid. p. 346; 1419 Lambert ibid. p. 348; 1420 Lamberd ibid. p. 349; 1421 Lamberd ibid. p. 349; 1438 Lambert ibid. p. 361; 1440 Lambart ibid. p. 362; 1441 Lammert ibid. p. 363
France
Latin
657 Landebertus (nom) DCEL-2 CCCXXVIII; c823 Lantbertus (nom) irminon-vol2 5, Gaugiacum; 876 Lambertus (nom) InsMacon XI; 878 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XII; 937x93 Lanberti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 80; 941x86 Lanberto (abl) ibid. no. 92, Lanbertus (nom) ibid. no. 92; 1030 Lambertus (nom) StVdM-II 712; 1058 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 694; 1060 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 730; 1082x87 Lanbertus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 120; 1101x1120 Lamberti (gen) CartStPC XXIV; 1101x1129 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XLI; 1115 Lamberto (abl) CartNDJosaphat VI, Lambertus (nom) ibid. VI; a1116 Lambertus (nom) CartStPC XX; 1120 Lamberto (abl) CartNDJosaphat VIII, Lambertus (nom) ibid. VIII; 1125 Lamberto (abl) CartStBert 10; 1135 Lamberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXVIII, clairvaux-12thc 7, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 7; 1138x62 Lamberto (abl) ibid. 60, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 60; c1140 Lamberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII; 1143 Labertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 10, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 10; 1147 Lamberto (abl) ibid. 14, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 14; 1147x1158 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 35; 1147x1162 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 42; c1150 Lamberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXIII; a1163 Lambertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 97; 1163–64 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 106; 1164 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 120; 1168 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 133; c1170 Lamberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIV; 1171 Lambertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 140; 1172 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 148; 1174 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 160; 1179 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 176, Lamberto (abl) ibid. 176, Lambertum (acc) ibid. 175, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 174; c1200 Lambertus (nom) CartSavII 201; 1202 Lambertus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XXXVII; 1205 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XXXIII; 1209 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XXXIV; 1214 Lambertus (nom) ibid. LXXX; 1255 Lambertus (nom) ArrestReg-volI I, Candlemas; 1260 Lambertum (acc) ibid. IV, Pentecost, Lambertus (nom) ibid. IV, Pentecost; 1263 Lamberto (abl) NDParisII 1-V; 1267 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 2-II; 1273 Lamberti (gen) ibid. 2-XLIII; 1301 Lamberti (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 199, Lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 208; 1378 Lamberti (gen) hanquetvol1 181, Lamberto (dat) ibid. 105, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 762; 1421 Lamberti (gen) favier p. 141
Old French
1296 Lambert paris1296 p. 6; 1313 Lambert Paris1313 p. 38
1313 Lambelin Paris1313 p. 107
Middle French
1418 Lambert HGParis p. 372; 1421 Lambert favier 417; 1423 Lambert ibid. 306; 1563 Lambert RegPCC-1 p. 41
1418 Lambin HGParis p. 373
Germany
Latin
802 Lantperht (nom) FRA-XXXL 8; 1086 Lambertus (nom) quix-vol1 61; 1135 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 64; 1136 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 98; 1168 Lamberto (abl) ibid. 65; 1173 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 81; 1186 Lambertus (nom) quix-vol2 123; 1197 Lambertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 I; 1216 Lampertus (nom) hennes-vol1 26; 1222 Lambertus (nom) quix-vol2 134; 1225 Lambertus (nom) hennes-vol1 69; 1229 Lambertus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 X; 1238 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XVI; 1259 Lambertus (nom) ibid. XXXI, Lampertus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1401 lamberto (dat) HD1401 no. 10
Early New High German
1497 Lamprecht Nurn1497 355
Hungary
Latin
1317 Lamperti (gen) CDH-VIII-II X, Lamperto (abl) ibid. XV
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Lambertus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 9
Italy
Latin
1285 Lamberti (gen) Perugia1285 p. 153; 1464 Lambertus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
1198 Lambertini (gen) ChStBo1 III, Lambertino (abl) ibid. III, Lambertucio (abl) ibid. III
Latvia
Latin
1286 Lamberto (dat) RigSB 5; 1287 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 491; 1292 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 236; 1295 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 173; 1296 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 257; 1299 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 368; 1301 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 306; 1303 Lamberto (dat) ibid. 449, Lambertus (nom) ibid. 449
Middle Low German
1463 Lambrech Arbusow p. 99
The Netherlands
Latin
1268 lamberti (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 295; 1291 lamberti (gen) ibid. p. 297; 1297 lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 297; 1373 lamberti (gen) ibid. p. 303; 1387 lamberti (gen) ibid. p. 304, lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 304
Poland
Latin
1251 Lampertus (nom) hennes-vol1 141
Sweden
Latin
1350 Lambertus (nom) SDHK no. 6045
Switzerland
Latin
1163 Lambertus (nom) CartHaut 13; 1179 Lanbertus (nom) ibid. 24
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Lambert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Lambert.