Norbert

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20k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Norbert mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Norbert

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

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From Old High German nord (“north”) + beraht (“bright”).

  1. A male given name.

Norbert was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Norbert

Norbert Leo Butz is an actor/singer and actor. He has been prominent since 1996. Norbert was born on January 30th, 1967 in St. Louis.

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Norbert Wiener was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and cybernetics. Norbert was born on November 26th, 1894 in Columbia, Missouri, U.S. He died on March 18th, 1964.

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Norbert Gyömbér is a soccer player for the A.S. Roma, Calcio Catania, FK Dukla Banská Bystrica, Slovakia national under-19 football team, Slovakia national under-21 football team, and Slovakia national football team. Norbert was born on July 3rd, 1992 in Revúca.

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Wilhelm von Homburg was a wrestling, boxing, actor, wrestler, and boxer. Wilhelm was given the name Norbert Papen Grupe on August 25th, 1940 in Berlin. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 2004.

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Norbert Elias was a philosopher. Norbert was born on June 22nd, 1897 in Wrocław. He left this life on August 1st, 1990.

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He was most prominent from 1977 to 1977. Norbert was born on July 9th, 1946 in Neu-Isenburg.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Norbert

Guillaume Norbert is a soccer player for the Le Havre AC, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Arsenal F.C., FC Lorient, US Créteil-Lusitanos, Angers SCO, and FC Nantes. Guillaume was born on October 14th, 1980 in Châtenay-Malabry.

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Ted Norbert was an athlete. Ted was born on May 17th, 1908 in Brooklyn. He passed away on August 19th, 1991.

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Ludwig Norbert is an athlete for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., FC Lorient, Rangers F.C., US Créteil-Lusitanos, Angers SCO, and LB Châteauroux. Ludwig was born on November 19th, 1983 in Châtenay-Malabry.

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Elie was born on January 23rd, 1984.

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William Norbert is a Member of the Maine House of Representatives for the 34th District and Member of theMaine House of Representativesfor the 34th District. William was born on November 28th, 1967.

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Fábián Norbert is an athlete for the Inter CDF SE.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 0 6
1886 7 0 7
1887 5 0 5
1888 9 0 9
1889 8 0 8
1890 9 0 9
1891 11 0 11
1892 11 0 11
1893 11 0 11
1894 10 0 10
1895 18 0 18
1896 12 0 12
1897 16 0 16
1898 22 0 22
1899 13 0 13
1900 21 0 21
1901 15 0 15
1902 22 0 22
1903 13 0 13
1904 14 0 14
1905 29 0 29
1906 25 0 25
1907 28 0 28
1908 31 0 31
1909 36 0 36
1910 39 0 39
1911 55 0 55
1912 126 0 126
1913 204 0 204
1914 288 0 288
1915 332 0 332
1916 436 0 436
1917 466 0 466
1918 484 0 484
1919 449 0 449
1920 515 0 515
1921 577 0 577
1922 628 0 628
1923 602 0 602
1924 635 0 635
1925 609 0 609
1926 581 0 581
1927 602 0 602
1928 600 0 600
1929 588 6 582
1930 561 0 561
1931 501 0 501
1932 469 0 469
1933 425 0 425
1934 422 0 422
1935 400 0 400
1936 368 0 368
1937 333 0 333
1938 335 0 335
1939 330 0 330
1940 287 0 287
1941 265 0 265
1942 308 0 308
1943 271 0 271
1944 243 0 243
1945 196 0 196
1946 236 0 236
1947 255 0 255
1948 209 0 209
1949 227 0 227
1950 213 0 213
1951 215 0 215
1952 201 0 201
1953 217 0 217
1954 202 0 202
1955 191 0 191
1956 169 0 169
1957 174 0 174
1958 168 0 168
1959 169 0 169
1960 180 0 180
1961 151 0 151
1962 135 0 135
1963 145 0 145
1964 126 0 126
1965 113 0 113
1966 106 0 106
1967 98 0 98
1968 64 0 64
1969 87 0 87
1970 82 0 82
1971 76 0 76
1972 49 0 49
1973 54 0 54
1974 51 0 51
1975 50 0 50
1976 34 0 34
1977 41 0 41
1978 47 0 47
1979 36 0 36
1980 48 0 48
1981 37 0 37
1982 39 0 39
1983 26 0 26
1984 39 0 39
1985 27 0 27
1986 36 0 36
1987 37 0 37
1988 29 0 29
1989 30 0 30
1990 31 0 31
1991 25 0 25
1992 27 0 27
1993 26 0 26
1994 24 0 24
1995 24 0 24
1996 21 0 21
1997 19 0 19
1998 18 0 18
1999 16 0 16
2000 15 0 15
2001 20 0 20
2002 14 0 14
2003 17 0 17
2004 18 0 18
2005 18 0 18
2006 19 0 19
2007 13 0 13
2008 13 0 13
2009 10 0 10
2010 10 0 10
2011 9 0 9
2012 7 0 7
2013 7 0 7
2014 9 0 9
2015 9 0 9
2016 5 0 5

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Popularity of Norbert as a first name

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Popularity of Norbert as a last name

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Common last names for Norbert

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  • Schneider
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  • Wagner
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  • Schultz
  • Martin
  • Anderson
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  • Young
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  • Schroeder

Common first names for Norbert

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norbert U.S.
  White 34.55% 64.26%
  African American 46.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norbert

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

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Fun Facts about the name Norbert

  • How Popular is the name Norbert? Norbert is the 1,653rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Norbert was the 77,788th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norbert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,295 babies born with the first name Norbert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norbert to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norbert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Norbert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norbert is Thursday, October 5th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Norbert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norbert was in 1924 with a total of 635 babies.
  • Random Norbert Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norbert ranks 55th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 67 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Norbert: Your name in reverse order is Trebron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eonrrbt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norbert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 246 people with the last name Norbert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norbert? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Norbert as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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