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.

Austria
Latin
928 Landperht (nom) UrkStyria 18; c1100 Lambertus (nom) ibid. 89
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
Dutch
1597x1598 Lambrecht BoonenGes p. 325
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; 1239 Lamberti (gen) ibid. CLX, Lambertus (nom) ibid. CLX; 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 DdB1418 p. 196, HGParis p. 372; 1421 Lambert favier 417; 1423 Lambert ibid. 306; 1563 Lambert RegPCC-1 p. 41
1418 Lambin DdB1418 p. 197, 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; 1310 Lamberti (gen) VFBStralsund 9, Lambertum (acc) ibid. 1; 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
Middle Dutch
1380 Lambertss (gen) GesOIJ-4 p. 186; 1383 Lamberts (gen) ibid. p. 186, Lambertus (nom) ibid. p. 186
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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Lambert.