Albert

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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Albert

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
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Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *Aþalaberhtaz, a compound of *aþalaz (“noble”) + *berhtaz (“bright, famous”), through Old English Æþelbeorht. It became popular in 19th century England due to Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A constituency in Belize
  4. A city in Kansas
  5. A rural municipality in Manitoba
  6. A town in New South Wales
  7. A ghost town in Texas

Albert was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Albert

Albert Einstein was a scientist in the fields of physics and philosophy. Albert was born on March 14th, 1879 in Ulm. He passed away on April 18th, 1955.

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Albert Fish is a criminal. Albert is also known as Frank Howard, Thomas A. Sprague, Robert Hayden, and John W. Pell.

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Albert Camus was a philosopher. Albert was born on November 7th, 1913 in Dréan. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 1960.

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Albert Speer was a Minister of Armaments, War Production, and Hitler Cabinet. Albert was given the name Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer on March 19th, 1905 in Mannheim. He died on September 1st, 1981.

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Albert Brooks is an actor, comedian, director, and writer. He was most prominent from 1969 to present. Albert was given the name Albert Lawrence Einstein by his parents Harry Einstein and Thelma Leeds on July 22nd, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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Albert II is royalty. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Albert was born as the child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly on March 14th, 1958 in Prince's Palace of Monaco.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Albert

Prince Albert was royalty. He was most prominent from 1840 to 1861. Prince was born as the child of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1800–1831) on August 26th, 1819 in Schloss Rosenau, Coburg. He breathed his last breath on December 14th, 1861.

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Eddie Albert was an actor, singer, humanitarian, activist, and activism. He was most active from 1933 to 1933. Eddie was given the name Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22nd, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois, U.S. He died on May 26th, 2005.

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Laura Victoria Albert is a writer. Laura was born on November 2nd, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City.

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Marv Albert is a sports commentator and sports commentator(mostly nba games). Marv was given the name Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12th, 1941 in Brooklyn.

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Edward Albert was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 2006. Edward was given the name Edward Laurence Heimberger by his parents Eddie Albert and Margo (actress) on February 20th, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He died on September 22nd, 2006.

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Charles VII Albert was royalty. He has had major accomplishments since 1742. Charles was born as the child of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska on August 6th, 1697 in Brussels. He died on January 20th, 1745.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,493 0 1,493 #16 boy name
1881 1,319 0 1,319 #16 boy name
1882 1,504 5 1,499 #16 boy name
1883 1,507 11 1,496 #16 boy name
1884 1,440 5 1,435 #16 boy name
1885 1,435 6 1,429 #16 boy name
1886 1,494 6 1,488 #16 boy name
1887 1,301 7 1,294 #16 boy name
1888 1,583 14 1,569 #16 boy name
1889 1,353 0 1,353 #16 boy name
1890 1,428 11 1,417 #16 boy name
1891 1,216 9 1,207 #16 boy name
1892 1,513 13 1,500 #16 boy name
1893 1,362 9 1,353 #16 boy name
1894 1,459 12 1,447 #16 boy name
1895 1,400 9 1,391 #16 boy name
1896 1,444 10 1,434 #15 boy name
1897 1,385 8 1,377 #15 boy name
1898 1,426 9 1,417 #16 boy name
1899 1,217 7 1,210 #15 boy name
1900 1,753 12 1,741 #16 boy name
1901 1,325 8 1,317 #15 boy name
1902 1,383 8 1,375 #16 boy name
1903 1,343 6 1,337 #16 boy name
1904 1,458 5 1,453 #16 boy name
1905 1,541 9 1,532 #15 boy name
1906 1,478 9 1,469 #16 boy name
1907 1,645 9 1,636 #15 boy name
1908 1,650 8 1,642 #15 boy name
1909 1,826 10 1,816 #15 boy name
1910 2,196 13 2,183 #14 boy name
1911 2,492 14 2,478 #15 boy name
1912 4,601 14 4,587 #17 boy name
1913 5,471 22 5,449 #16 boy name
1914 6,970 28 6,942 #15 boy name
1915 8,858 33 8,825 #17 boy name
1916 9,077 33 9,044 #17 boy name
1917 9,197 40 9,157 #18 boy name
1918 9,978 43 9,935 #19 boy name
1919 9,652 44 9,608 #18 boy name
1920 10,031 33 9,998 #19 boy name
1921 10,202 46 10,156 #20 boy name
1922 9,946 53 9,893 #20 boy name
1923 9,863 37 9,826 #20 boy name
1924 9,930 48 9,882 #21 boy name
1925 9,577 66 9,511 #21 boy name
1926 9,192 48 9,144 #21 boy name
1927 9,213 82 9,131 #23 boy name
1928 8,874 64 8,810 #23 boy name
1929 8,138 63 8,075 #24 boy name
1930 8,003 60 7,943 #24 boy name
1931 7,166 36 7,130 #24 boy name
1932 6,904 41 6,863 #26 boy name
1933 6,122 35 6,087 #30 boy name
1934 6,032 33 5,999 #32 boy name
1935 6,125 34 6,091 #32 boy name
1936 5,789 34 5,755 #34 boy name
1937 5,698 29 5,669 #37 boy name
1938 5,818 26 5,792 #37 boy name
1939 5,507 31 5,476 #41 boy name
1940 5,607 36 5,571 #41 boy name
1941 5,952 26 5,926 #40 boy name
1942 6,526 32 6,494 #40 boy name
1943 6,337 32 6,305 #43 boy name
1944 5,880 25 5,855 #44 boy name
1945 5,458 28 5,430 #49 boy name
1946 6,034 30 6,004 #52 boy name
1947 6,482 21 6,461 #55 boy name
1948 6,182 26 6,156 #55 boy name
1949 6,091 27 6,064 #56 boy name
1950 5,778 23 5,755 #56 boy name
1951 5,791 24 5,767 #60 boy name
1952 5,684 28 5,656 #67 boy name
1953 5,459 24 5,435 #69 boy name
1954 5,471 31 5,440 #73 boy name
1955 5,194 29 5,165 #76 boy name
1956 5,184 28 5,156 #80 boy name
1957 5,056 19 5,037 #84 boy name
1958 4,838 24 4,814 #89 boy name
1959 4,626 25 4,601 #93 boy name
1960 4,620 25 4,595 #93 boy name
1961 4,336 18 4,318 #98 boy name
1962 4,098 24 4,074
1963 3,915 24 3,891 #100 boy name
1964 3,784 22 3,762 #100 boy name
1965 3,436 17 3,419 #100 boy name
1966 3,312 12 3,300 #100 boy name
1967 3,185 17 3,168 #99 boy name
1968 2,943 24 2,919
1969 2,960 24 2,936
1970 3,099 26 3,073
1971 2,708 23 2,685
1972 2,543 32 2,511
1973 2,309 19 2,290
1974 2,040 23 2,017
1975 2,027 9 2,018
1976 1,942 27 1,915
1977 1,966 16 1,950
1978 1,822 17 1,805
1979 1,873 14 1,859
1980 1,967 10 1,957
1981 1,952 10 1,942
1982 2,040 16 2,024
1983 1,838 14 1,824
1984 1,896 11 1,885
1985 1,809 12 1,797
1986 1,764 17 1,747
1987 1,784 19 1,765
1988 1,806 11 1,795
1989 1,773 11 1,762
1990 1,835 8 1,827
1991 1,702 5 1,697
1992 1,515 10 1,505
1993 1,440 7 1,433
1994 1,391 7 1,384
1995 1,338 10 1,328
1996 1,308 7 1,301
1997 1,177 0 1,177
1998 1,155 0 1,155
1999 1,116 0 1,116
2000 1,084 0 1,084
2001 1,091 0 1,091
2002 983 0 983
2003 952 0 952
2004 871 6 865
2005 867 0 867
2006 858 0 858
2007 830 0 830
2008 822 0 822
2009 729 0 729
2010 697 0 697
2011 720 0 720
2012 723 0 723
2013 695 0 695
2014 693 0 693
2015 691 0 691
2016 642 0 642

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Popularity of Albert as a first name

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Popularity of Albert as a last name

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Common last names for Albert

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Nelson
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Albert U.S.
  White 76.84% 64.26%
  African American 13.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Albert

People with the last name Albert are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Albert

  • How Popular is the name Albert? Albert is the 128th most popular name of all time. As a last name Albert was the 1,076th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Albert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 489,405 babies born with the first name Albert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Albert to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Albert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,493 new born babies.
  • When was Albert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Albert is Friday, March 5th, 1802.
  • What year had the most people named Albert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Albert was in 1921 with a total of 10,156 babies. That's a lot of babies named Albert!
  • Random Albert Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Albert ranks 59th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 56 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Albert: Your name in reverse order is Trebla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arblet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Albert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,507 people with the last name Albert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Albert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Albert as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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