Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Norbert m. Proto-Germanic *nurþrą 'north' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of an 11th C German saint.

Austria
Latin
931 Nordperht (nom) UrkStyria 20; c1125 Nortpreht (nom) ibid. 115
France
Latin
745 Nordberti (gen) CartStBert 1; 1163–64 Norbertus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 115; 1164 Norbertus (nom) ibid. 121; 1179 Norberti (gen) ibid. 177
Germany
Latin
925 Nordperht (nom) UrkStyria 14
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Norber (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 10
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Norbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Norbert.