Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Shining spirit
Family name origins & meanings
- German, Dutch, English, French, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The name was borne by an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who was adopted as the patron of hunters, and helped to increase the popularity of the personal name, especially in the Low Countries.
- A Hubert, also called <xref>La Croix</xref> and Le grand Lacroix, of unknown origin, is documented in Montreal in 1656. Another, from Paris, is documented in Quebec City in 1669; the secondary surnames <xref>Parisien</xref> and Saint-Hubert are also documented.