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Meaning and Origin of: Humbert

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Famous giant

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German, Dutch, and French : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ or hūn ‘bear cub’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St. Humbert, who founded the abbey of Marolles in Flanders.