First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Egbert mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Egbert

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Ghana says the name Egbert means "Intelligence".
  2. According to a user from South Africa, the name Egbert is of German origin and means "Egbert is a name that derives from old Germanic words meaning 'bright edge', such as that of a blade. Anglo-Saxon variant spellings include Ecgberht (Old English pronunciation: ['ed??berxt]) and Ecgbert. German variant spellings include Ekbert and Ecbert".
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  1. King of Wessex whose military victories made Wessex the most powerful kingdom in England (died in 839)

From Old English Ecgberht, name of early English kings, from Old English ecg (“edge (of a blade)”) +‎ beorht (“bright”).

  1. A male given name from Old English.

Notable Persons Named Egbert

Notable Persons Named Egbert


Egbert is royalty. His career lasted from 802 to 839.

Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow was a journalist and radio broadcaster. Edward was given the name Egbert Roscoe Murrow on April 25th, 1908 in North Carolina, U.S. He passed away on April 27th, 1965.

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc is a soul music, contemporary r&b, underground hip hop, jazz, hip hop music, funk, and hardcore hip hop musician. His ongoing career started in 1995. Aloe was given the name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III on January 6th, 1979 in Laguna Hills, California, U.S. Aloe is also known as Dawkins III and Egbert Nathaniel.

Bert Williams

Bert Williams was an entertainer/actor/comedian, entertainment, and comedian. He was most active from 1892 to 1922. Bert was given the name Egbert Austin Williams on November 12th, 1874. Bert is also known as Egbert Austin Williams. He left this life on March 4th, 1922.

Egbert Benson

Egbert Benson was a Chief Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, Chief Judge of theUnited States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, and New York Attorney General. He was most active from 1813 to 1813. Egbert was born on June 21st, 1746 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on August 24th, 1833.

Egbert Ludovicus Viele

Egbert Ludovicus Viele is a military person. His military service ended in 1853.

  • Egbert van der Poel
  • Egbert Brieskorn
  • E.W. Swackhamer
    Film Director
  • Egbert
  • Egbert Benson Brown
  • Egbert Myjer
  • Egbert van Drielst
  • Egbert Hirschfelder
  • Egbert Kankeleit

Notable Persons With the Last Name Egbert

Notable Persons With the Last Name Egbert


Egbert is royalty. His career lasted from 802 to 839.

William Egbert

William Egbert was a physician and politician. William was born on February 25th, 1857 in Welland County, Ontario. He breathed his last breath on October 15th, 1936.

Jack Egbert

Jack Egbert is a baseball player. Jack was born on May 12th, 1983 in Staten Island.

Joseph Egbert

Joseph was born on April 10th, 1807. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 1888.

Albert G. Egbert

Albert was born on April 13th, 1828 in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. He passed away on March 28th, 1896.

Harry Clay Egbert

His military service ended in 1899. Harry was born on January 3rd, 1839 in Philadelphia. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1899.


Common last names for Egbert

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Johnson
  • Hall
  • Turner
  • Martin
  • Gordon
  • Wright

Common first names for Egbert

  • William
  • Mary
  • John
  • George
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • James
  • Harold
  • Dorothy
  • Margaret
  • David
  • Ruth
  • Donald
  • Arthur

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Egbert U.S.
  White 94.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Egbert

People with the last name Egbert are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Egbert

  • How Popular is the name Egbert? Egbert is the 9,511th most popular name of all time. As a last name Egbert was the 6,651st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Egbert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,231 babies born with the first name Egbert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Egbert to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Egbert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Egbert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Egbert is Saturday, March 9th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Egbert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Egbert was in 1921 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Egbert Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Egbert is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Egbert: The name spelled backwards is Trebge. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Trgbee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Egbert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,089 people with the last name Egbert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Egbert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Egbert as their last name.
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