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Germanic heri "army" + berht "bright".
- A male given name.In modern use partly transferred back from the surname.
- A surname derived from the given name.
- ~1593 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
- And you, Sir Walter Herbert, stay with me.
- 1989 David Leavitt: Equal Affections. ISBN 0-670-821977 page 215:
- Herbert, Sydney, Milton, Seymour. You know, all the time I was growing up I thought those were the most ordinary Jewish first names, until someone pointed out that they were British last names. I guess to my great-grandparents those names must have sounded so modern, so sophisticated, so - non-Eastern European. And now they're just Uncle Miltie, Uncle Sy, Uncle Herb. Do other people have Uncle Donne and Uncle Wordsworth?
Herbert [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Herbert]]
- A male given name, cognate to English Herbert.
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