Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Walbert m. Old Frankish, Old German walh 'foreigner, stranger; slave' from Proto-Germanic *walhaz, from a Celtic tribal name or Old Saxon wald, Old High German walt 'power, authority' + Old High German beraht, Old Saxon berht 'bright' from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz.

The name of a 7th C saint.

Austria
Latin
c1100 Walpertus (nom) UrkStyria 92
France
Latin
657 Vualibertus (nom) DCEL-2 CCCXXVIII; 909 Vualbertus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 77; 1162 Galberti (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXIII
Germany
Latin
822x875 Walberto (abl) TradCorb §112, Walbertus (nom) ibid. §130, Walhberctus (nom) ibid. §117, Waltberktus (nom) ibid. §13; 1135 Walbertus (nom) quix-vol1 95
Italy
Latin
1169 Walpertus (nom) SDE3 III; 1173 Walperti (gen) ibid. V; 1265x1339 Valperti (gen) BBC-Berg 204
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Walbert". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Walbert.