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Meaning and Origin of: Engelbert

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Angel bright

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German, English, and French : from a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.