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Elbert is a German family name.

Origin and meaning

The family name Elbert is a family name derived from the old German nickname Agilbrecht (agil / egil + beraht = sword + shiny / famous). With around 2330 namesake and different emphases, the name is above average.


  • Ehlbracht 15 namesake in the Bielefeld area
  • Eilbrecht 180 namesake in the Höxter area
  • Eilebrecht 170 namesake in the Höxter area
  • Eilbracht 130 namesake in the Herford area
  • Ehlebracht 450 in Lippe
    • Peter Ehlebracht (* 1940), an integral part of the musical comedian group Insterburg & Co. in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Elbracht 880 namesake in the Gütersloh area
  • Elbrächter 70 namesake in the Bielefeld area
  • Ellebracht 400 namesake in the Münsterland area
  • Ellbracht 85 namesake in the Unna area
  • Ellebrecht 200 namesake in the Osnabrück - Höxter area
  • Elbers 1960 namesake in the Kleve and Soltau-Fallingbostel area
    • Dirk Elbers (* 1959), Lord Mayor of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf since 2008

Name bearer

First name

  • Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915), American writer, publisher and philosopher

family name

Name of geographic objects

Places in the United States:

Furthermore, the Mount Elbert in the Rocky Mountains and the administrative units Elbert County in Georgia and Elbert County in Colorado bear this name.

Names of companies


  1. ^ Hans Bahlow : German name dictionary. Family and first names explained according to their origin and meaning. License issue. Gondrom Verlag, Bindlach 1990, ISBN 3-8112-0294-4 .