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Meaning and Origin

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  1. German mathematician (1862-1943)
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From a Middle English given name of Germanic origin, hild (“battle”) + berht (“bright”).

  1. (rare) A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Hilbert was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

Notable Persons Named Hilbert

Hilbert van der Duim is a skater. Hilbert was born on August 4th, 1957 in Beetsterzwaag.

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Hilbert Leigh Bair was a world war ii. Hilbert was born on November 15th, 1894 in New York City. He passed away on November 24th, 1985.

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Hilbert was born on September 24th, 1918. He left this life on November 10th, 2001.

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Hilbert was born in 1912. He passed away in 1989.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hilbert

David Hilbert was a scientist in the fields of mathematics, physics, and philosophy. David was born on January 23rd, 1862 in Königsberg or Wehlau, Province of Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia. He passed away on February 14th, 1943.

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Rachel Hilbert is a model (people). Rachel was given the name Rachel Leigh Hilbert on March 14th, 1995 in Rochester, New York.

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Roberto Hilbert is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SpVgg Jahn Forchheim, FC Nürnberg, SC Feucht, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, VfB Stuttgart, Beşiktaş J.K., Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Roberto was born on October 16th, 1984 in Forchheim, West Germany.

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Lukas was born on December 23rd, 1972 in Hamburg.

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Rodrigo was born on April 22nd, 1980 in Orleans, Santa Catarina.

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Andy Hilbert is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 2001 to 2010. Andy was born on February 6th, 1981 in Howell, Michigan.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 7 0 7
1903 7 0 7
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 9 0 9
1908 6 0 6
1909 7 0 7
1910 8 0 8
1911 7 0 7
1912 26 0 26
1913 35 0 35
1914 60 0 60
1915 56 0 56
1916 80 0 80
1917 78 0 78
1918 73 0 73
1919 66 0 66
1920 62 0 62
1921 63 0 63
1922 83 0 83
1923 69 0 69
1924 59 0 59
1925 60 0 60
1926 58 0 58
1927 41 0 41
1928 57 0 57
1929 58 0 58
1930 36 0 36
1931 34 0 34
1932 37 0 37
1933 31 0 31
1934 41 0 41
1935 31 0 31
1936 33 0 33
1937 20 0 20
1938 33 0 33
1939 23 0 23
1940 18 0 18
1941 24 0 24
1942 21 0 21
1943 33 0 33
1944 21 0 21
1945 23 0 23
1946 23 0 23
1947 26 0 26
1948 16 0 16
1949 16 0 16
1950 12 0 12
1951 9 0 9
1952 14 0 14
1953 31 0 31
1954 14 0 14
1955 12 0 12
1956 12 0 12
1957 13 0 13
1958 13 0 13
1959 14 0 14
1960 8 0 8
1961 14 0 14
1962 11 0 11
1963 13 0 13
1965 16 0 16
1966 13 0 13
1968 10 0 10
1969 9 0 9
1970 7 0 7
1971 9 0 9
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1981 6 0 6
1983 6 0 6
1984 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5
1995 6 0 6
1997 5 0 5
1998 6 0 6

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Popularity of Hilbert as a first name

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Popularity of Hilbert as a last name

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Common last names for Hilbert

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Nelson
  • Anderson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Schultz
  • Hanson
  • Jensen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hilbert U.S.
  White 89.83% 64.26%
  African American 5.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hilbert

People with the last name Hilbert are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hilbert

  • How Popular is the name Hilbert? Hilbert is the 6,749th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hilbert was the 5,707th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hilbert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,020 babies born with the first name Hilbert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hilbert to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hilbert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Hilbert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hilbert is Saturday, December 19th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Hilbert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hilbert was in 1922 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Hilbert Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hilbert is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Hilbert: Your name in reverse order is Treblih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etbrhil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hilbert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,077 people with the last name Hilbert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hilbert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hilbert as their last name.

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  • 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).
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