Albert \a-lbe-rt, al-bert\ as a boy's name is pronounced AL-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Albert is "noble, bright, famous". From an Old French name, Albert, of German (Frankish) origin. The name was revived in the 19th century mainly in honor of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria, who was noted for his enthusiastic support of the application of science to the modern industrial age. Her many children and grandchildren carried the name to most of the royal families in Europe, but her eldest son's first move as king was to drop it. Also, made famous by Albert Einstein who devised the theory of relativity as a young man. Bertie is a pet form; Aubert is French; Albrecht is German; Albertino and Alberto are Italian. Prince Albert of Monaco; actor Albert Finney; philosopher Albert Camus; artist Albrecht Durer; baseball player Albert Belle; politician Al Gore.
Albert has 27 variant forms: Abert, Adalbert, Adalbrecht, Adalberto, Adelbert, Adelbrecht, Adelbert, Ailbert, Al, Albertino, Alberto, Albertus, Albie, Albrecht, Albrekt, Allie, Alvert, Alvertos, Aubert, Bert, Bertie, Berty, Dalbert, Delbert, Elbert, Elbrecht and Ulbricht.
For more information, see also the related name Ethelbert.