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34k
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since 1880
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2k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Bert

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208k Bertha (German)
185 Berthe (French)
<100 Barto (Spanish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 348 0 348 #47 boy name
1881 312 0 312 #51 boy name
1882 341 0 341 #53 boy name
1883 278 5 273 #62 boy name
1884 285 5 280 #67 boy name
1885 276 0 276 #66 boy name
1886 228 0 228 #76 boy name
1887 246 9 237 #72 boy name
1888 289 7 282 #73 boy name
1889 231 0 231 #76 boy name
1890 180 0 180 #97 boy name
1891 187 6 181 #89 boy name
1892 205 5 200 #97 boy name
1893 184 0 184 #96 boy name
1894 197 10 187 #98 boy name
1895 156 7 149
1896 181 8 173
1897 151 8 143
1898 153 10 143
1899 127 0 127
1900 164 11 153
1901 139 11 128
1902 145 15 130
1903 145 13 132
1904 130 10 120
1905 142 8 134
1906 119 13 106
1907 118 7 111
1908 134 14 120
1909 127 8 119
1910 152 11 141
1911 189 12 177
1912 349 17 332
1913 354 14 340
1914 468 20 448
1915 554 22 532
1916 569 13 556
1917 550 17 533
1918 715 17 698
1919 590 20 570
1920 609 16 593
1921 669 8 661
1922 626 17 609
1923 588 15 573
1924 632 12 620
1925 550 14 536
1926 533 14 519
1927 584 13 571
1928 526 9 517
1929 576 10 566
1930 551 9 542
1931 482 20 462
1932 471 9 462
1933 414 7 407
1934 431 11 420
1935 470 0 470
1936 382 6 376
1937 394 8 386
1938 363 5 358
1939 372 0 372
1940 391 7 384
1941 364 11 353
1942 426 8 418
1943 416 0 416
1944 394 9 385
1945 327 0 327
1946 364 0 364
1947 406 7 399
1948 406 6 400
1949 361 0 361
1950 347 7 340
1951 384 6 378
1952 383 0 383
1953 358 0 358
1954 356 8 348
1955 408 5 403
1956 388 10 378
1957 346 5 341
1958 428 0 428
1959 396 7 389
1960 395 5 390
1961 321 0 321
1962 360 0 360
1963 326 0 326
1964 335 0 335
1965 262 0 262
1966 252 0 252
1967 245 0 245
1968 216 0 216
1969 214 0 214
1970 241 0 241
1971 208 0 208
1972 200 0 200
1973 159 0 159
1974 140 0 140
1975 162 0 162
1976 146 0 146
1977 151 0 151
1978 115 0 115
1979 114 0 114
1980 118 0 118
1981 98 0 98
1982 85 0 85
1983 84 0 84
1984 69 0 69
1985 61 0 61
1986 72 0 72
1987 65 0 65
1988 56 0 56
1989 44 0 44
1990 56 0 56
1991 54 0 54
1992 41 0 41
1993 24 0 24
1994 33 0 33
1995 29 0 29
1996 30 0 30
1997 16 0 16
1998 24 0 24
1999 14 0 14
2000 21 0 21
2001 23 0 23
2002 10 0 10
2003 17 0 17
2004 13 0 13
2005 13 0 13
2006 18 0 18
2007 14 0 14
2008 13 0 13
2009 7 0 7
2010 9 0 9
2011 10 0 10
2012 11 0 11
2013 9 0 9
2014 16 0 16
2015 12 0 12

Fun Facts about the name Bert

  • How many people with the first name Bert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,131 babies born with the first name Bert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bert to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 348 new born babies.
  • When was Bert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bert is Saturday, April 6th, 1811.
  • What year had the most people named Bert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bert was in 1918 with a total of 698 babies.
  • Random Bert Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bert ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Bert: Your name in reverse order is Treb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,864 people with the last name Bert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bert? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bert as their last name since less than 1 person in 159k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Bert as a first name

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Popularity of Bert as a last name

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Common last names for Bert

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Nelson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Roberts
  • Baker

Common first names for Bert

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bert U.S.
  White 71.51% 64.26%
  African American 16.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bert

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

German

Origin and Meaning of Bert

The name "Bert" is of German origin, and it means "Bright". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Shortened version of Albert, Bertram, Robert, Herbert, or any name containing the Germanic element bert/berht/beraht/brecht "bright".

  1. A diminutive form of male given names containing the element bert, also used as a formal given name.

Bert was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, and Swedish

Bert Lahr

Bert Lahr is an actor/comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1925 to 1967. Bert was born in 1895 as Irving Lahrheim in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Burt Ward

Burt Ward is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Burt was born in 1945 as Bert John Gervis, Jr. in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Bert McCracken

Bert McCracken is a singer, songwriter, and musician specializing in alternative rock, emo, post-hardcore, and hard rock music. Bert was born in 1982 as Robert Edward McCracken in Provo, Utah.

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Bert Visscher

Bert was born in 1960.

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Bert Bakker

Bert was born in 1958.

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Bert Kuizenga

Bert was born in 1955.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bert

Bert And Ernie
Bert Convy
Bert Kreischer
Bert Kreischer Wife
Bert Show
Bert Vogelstein
Bert Cooper
Bert Jones
Bert Wolfe

What does the name Bert mean?

Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Tis for try, as hard as you can

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