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Of Germanic origin.

Short form of the name Herbert.

From the Old High German name Heribert.

Therefore the meaning of the name Herbert is “bright army” or “bright warrior”.

It is a name introduced in England by the Normans.

Other forms of the name are Herbert, Herbie, Bert, Herberto, Hebert, Herby.

Famous bearers are Herb Albert, Herb Ritts, Herb Pedersen, Herb Ellis, Herb Brooks, Herb Thomas.