Name: Albert

Origin and Meaning of the Name Albert

  • Meaning:
    Noble and famous
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AL burt); (AL bayr)
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    Itself (Albert)
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Miscellaneous Info for Albert

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    English, French and Polish speaking countries
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    Albert was a fairly common name in England in the Middle Ages, but later fell out of favor and was not revived until the nineteenth century. Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria; Prince Albert was the main reason this name came back into vogue. Albert was also the first name of his son (later Edward VII) and his grandson (later George VI).

    Albert is the name of the current rulers of Belgium and of Monaco.

    St Albert the Great was a 13th century German Dominican friar. He had a wide knowledge of both theology and the sciences and so advocated peaceful coexistence of the two. He was made a Doctor of the Church in 1931, just over 650 years after his death.

    Other famous Alberts include physicist Albert Einstein, French philosopher Albert Camus and and politician and environmental activist Al (Albert) Gore.

    Albert Heijn is the name of the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, and was named after it's founder.

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