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Herbert

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How popular is the baby name Herbert in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 424 0 424 #38 boy name
1881 369 0 369 #40 boy name
1882 431 0 431 #40 boy name
1883 422 0 422 #41 boy name
1884 421 0 421 #46 boy name
1885 388 0 388 #45 boy name
1886 400 0 400 #46 boy name
1887 445 0 445 #41 boy name
1888 485 0 485 #43 boy name
1889 472 0 472 #41 boy name
1890 467 0 467 #42 boy name
1891 501 0 501 #38 boy name
1892 513 0 513 #43 boy name
1893 519 0 519 #41 boy name
1894 590 5 585 #36 boy name
1895 569 0 569 #36 boy name
1896 635 0 635 #34 boy name
1897 570 5 565 #35 boy name
1898 716 0 716 #34 boy name
1899 590 0 590 #33 boy name
1900 751 0 751 #36 boy name
1901 573 0 573 #35 boy name
1902 615 0 615 #36 boy name
1903 668 0 668 #34 boy name
1904 680 0 680 #37 boy name
1905 688 7 681 #37 boy name
1906 694 5 689 #37 boy name
1907 710 0 710 #39 boy name
1908 765 6 759 #36 boy name
1909 831 0 831 #37 boy name
1910 886 0 886 #41 boy name
1911 1,135 10 1,125 #41 boy name
1912 2,248 12 2,236 #39 boy name
1913 2,733 10 2,723 #39 boy name
1914 3,267 14 3,253 #42 boy name
1915 4,359 18 4,341 #40 boy name
1916 4,480 16 4,464 #40 boy name
1917 4,766 22 4,744 #40 boy name
1918 5,148 20 5,128 #40 boy name
1919 4,980 21 4,959 #40 boy name
1920 5,270 19 5,251 #41 boy name
1921 5,240 21 5,219 #42 boy name
1922 5,065 19 5,046 #41 boy name
1923 5,093 20 5,073 #40 boy name
1924 5,149 28 5,121 #41 boy name
1925 4,952 32 4,920 #42 boy name
1926 4,980 41 4,939 #44 boy name
1927 5,059 39 5,020 #42 boy name
1928 8,115 48 8,067 #25 boy name
1929 7,916 48 7,868 #25 boy name
1930 5,719 47 5,672 #35 boy name
1931 4,820 36 4,784 #41 boy name
1932 4,400 31 4,369 #44 boy name
1933 3,703 21 3,682 #49 boy name
1934 3,611 11 3,600 #57 boy name
1935 3,460 18 3,442 #58 boy name
1936 3,133 19 3,114 #62 boy name
1937 3,052 13 3,039 #65 boy name
1938 3,028 15 3,013 #68 boy name
1939 3,112 18 3,094 #68 boy name
1940 2,889 16 2,873 #75 boy name
1941 2,975 12 2,963 #76 boy name
1942 3,118 7 3,111 #83 boy name
1943 3,053 11 3,042 #86 boy name
1944 2,782 9 2,773 #90 boy name
1945 2,677 18 2,659 #94 boy name
1946 2,828 9 2,819 #97 boy name
1947 2,871 15 2,856
1948 2,883 12 2,871
1949 2,743 12 2,731
1950 2,636 8 2,628
1951 2,713 15 2,698
1952 2,671 16 2,655
1953 2,625 11 2,614
1954 2,602 12 2,590
1955 2,523 17 2,506
1956 2,400 8 2,392
1957 2,286 9 2,277
1958 2,089 7 2,082
1959 1,851 6 1,845
1960 1,795 12 1,783
1961 1,698 12 1,686
1962 1,594 15 1,579
1963 1,511 7 1,504
1964 1,401 10 1,391
1965 1,392 12 1,380
1966 1,167 9 1,158
1967 1,159 9 1,150
1968 1,058 0 1,058
1969 1,016 5 1,011
1970 1,040 6 1,034
1971 962 11 951
1972 810 5 805
1973 717 9 708
1974 685 7 678
1975 674 0 674
1976 632 0 632
1977 593 7 586
1978 572 5 567
1979 624 6 618
1980 574 5 569
1981 556 5 551
1982 521 5 516
1983 481 0 481
1984 436 0 436
1985 430 0 430
1986 386 5 381
1987 354 5 349
1988 400 0 400
1989 350 0 350
1990 348 0 348
1991 285 0 285
1992 307 0 307
1993 273 0 273
1994 235 0 235
1995 217 0 217
1996 204 0 204
1997 195 0 195
1998 193 0 193
1999 151 0 151
2000 157 0 157
2001 148 0 148
2002 161 0 161
2003 120 0 120
2004 109 0 109
2005 118 0 118
2006 113 0 113
2007 104 0 104
2008 110 0 110
2009 94 0 94
2010 99 0 99
2011 80 0 80
2012 72 0 72
2013 79 0 79
2014 74 0 74
2015 78 0 78

Want to know about the popularity of the Herbert baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 228,708 babies born with the name Herbert in the United States. That's more than enough Herberts to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 424 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Herbert" was in 1928 with a total of 8,067 babies. (That's a lot of baby Herberts)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Herbert" ranks #65 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 5 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 4,980 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Herbert" mean? The list below shows the origins of Herbert as well as things modernly associated with the name Herbert such as celebrities named Herbert.

Origin and Meaning of Herbert

The name "Herbert" is of English origin, and it means "Army bright". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover is an officeholder. Herbert was born in 1874 as Herbert Clark Hoover in West Branch, Iowa, U.S.

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H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is a novelist, teacher, historian, and journalist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1895 to 1946. H.G. was born in 1856 as Herbert George Wells in Bromley, Kent, England.

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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is a musician, composer, bandleader, and producer specializing in jazz, bebop, post-bop, and hard bop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1961 to present. Herbie was born in 1940 as Herbert Jeffrey Hancock in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts is a photographer. Herb was born in 1952 as Herbert Ritts Jr. in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1937 to 2004. Herbert was born in 1917 as Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevic ze Schluderpacheru in Prague, Austria-Hungary.

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Harry Reems

Harry Reems is an actor and realtor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to 1989. Harry was born in 1947 as Herbert Streicher in Bronx, New York City, US.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Herbert

Herbert Hoover Middle School
Herbert Kemp Jr
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Sobel
Herbert The Pervert
Herbert The Pervert Soundboard
Herbert Von Karajan
Herbert Wells Ice Rink
Herbert Spencer

Alternative Meanings

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

Your name in reverse order is "Trebreh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tebrreh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Herbert born Apr 7, 1982

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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