a masculine name: dim. Bert
Origin of EgbertOld English Ecgbeorht from ecg (see edge) + beorht (see bright): hence, bright sword
died 839; king of the West Saxons (802-839) & first king of the English (829-839)
West Saxon king (802-839) who became the first overlord of all the English peoples (829).
- A male given name.
Briefly revived in the 19th century, but once again very rare.
From Old English Ecgberht, name of early English kings, from Old English ecg (“edge”) + beorht (“bright”).