552?-616; king of Kent (560-616)
a masculine name
Origin of EthelbertOld English Æthelbryht, literally , noble bright ; from æthele, noble + beorht, bright: see Albert
Anglo-Saxon king who ruled all of Britain south of the Humber, was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine (597), and codified English law (604).
- A male given name revived in the 19th century.
Old English Æþelbeorht, a cognate of the more common German Albert.