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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 14 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Australian, English

Meaning: Bright, Excellent Army

Pronunciation: hɜːb, /hɜːrb/, ER B

Popularity Rank: #21,847

On this page:

  • 1. Herb Meaning
  • 2. Herb Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Herb
  • 4. Translations of Herb
  • 5. Herb Name Popularity
  • 6. Herb popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Herb
  • 8. Herb Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Herb

Herb Meaning

Derived from the Old English word 'herebeald' meaning 'warrior' or 'battle-bright'. Herb can also be short for names such as Herbert or Hubert.

Herb also means "Bright, Excellent Army, Ruler, Form of Herbert, Warrior or battle-bright".

Herb is commonly found in United States of America, Canada, Germany, and 46 more countries.

Herb Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: hɜːb

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /hɜːrb/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: ER B

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

B: Pronounce as in "big" (B IH G)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Herb?

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Translations of Herb

Herb Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Herb is recorded 1,838 times globally, ranking it as the 21,847th most common name worldwide.

Herb is most prevalent in United States of America, with 1,428 occurrences, making it the 2,241th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Herb is found among 1 in every 1267 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Herb Popularity by Country

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United States of America#2,2411 : 1,267
Canada#2,9151 : 2,373
Germany#8,5331 : 10,785
United Kingdom#14,2631 : 17,684

List of countries the name Herb is rarely found

Herb popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Herb from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Herb

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Herb Name Poster

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Names similar to Herb


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