Of Germanic origin.
Italian form of the name Humbert, which means “bright warrior”.
Derives from the Germanic name elements “hun”, meaning “warrior” and “beraht”, meaning “bright”, “shining”.
The Normans introduced the name Humbert in England and from there on to the rest of the speaking countries.
Famous bearers are Umberto Eco, Umberto Tozzi, Umberto Lenzi, Umberto Boccioni, Umberto Giordano, Umberto Panerai.
Italian philosopher and writer Umberto Eco is one of the world’s most influential semiotics and aesthetics intellectuals of our time.
He became widely known after the success of his novel “The Name of the Rose”, adapted for the big screen in 1986, by Eco himself and director Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater.