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Etymology & Historical Origin - Humberto
Humberto is the Spanish equivalent of Humbert which is a name of Frankish (French) origins. Humbert is derived from the Germanic elements “hun” meaning “bear-cub, warrior” and “berht” meaning “bright, famous”. The Norman-French brought the name to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 but it was never widely adopted among English-speakers. Rather this name was more largely embraced by continental Europeans such as the Spanish in the form of Humberto and the Italians in the form of Umberto (including two kings of Italy). It’s just not popular with Americans and here’s why. Humbert Humbert was famously used as the name of the narrator in Russian author Vladimir Nabokov’s controversially erotic novel “Lolita” (published in the U.S. in 1958). As a result of “Lolita”’s success Humbert is unfortunately oft associated with a dirty old man obsessed with the 11-year-old Lolita (Dolores). The good news is that the Spanish Humberto is pronounced quite a bit differently than Humbert so it doesn’t conjure up this rather unpleasant pedophiliac character created by Nabokov more than 50 years ago.
Popularity of the Name Humberto
Humberto first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1929 and pretty much increased in usage as the Spanish-speaking population in the United States grew. The name finally reached its peak popularity in 1990 at the very moderate position of #513 on the charts. Ever since the 1990s, however, Humberto has demonstrated a severe loss in usage. Today, as of 2011, Humberto is no longer on the Top 1000 list. For all intents and purposes Humberto is a name no longer in circulation. But at least he enjoyed more success than his English and Italian counterparts, i.e., Humbert and Umberto, respectively. Neither one these versions have ever held a position on the American charts. Not even for one year.
Popularity of the Boy Name Humberto
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Humberto
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Humberto
Humbert Humbert (Lolita) Humbert Humbert is the protagonist of Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 classic, Lolita, a book which produced a maelstrom of criticism (as did its movie treatment in 1962). Humbert is, by his own testimony, seductively good looking, and believes he resembles a Hollywood actor. In addition, he is a well-educated and academically respected professor, sophisticated, suave and knowing. Beneath this surface, he is torturously shy and timid, self loathing, paranoid and illusionary. Oh, yes, and that little matter of pedophilia. Humbert is fully aware of the contradictions and inconsistencies in his nature, but he has no idea of why he leans in the dark direction he does. Freudian and self-analysis only anger him; he is adamantly opposed to the idea that his preferences are the result of childhood traumas. Humbert’s sexual obsession with his landlady’s twelve-year old daughter leads to years of his sexual exploitation of her, rape, kidnapping, cruelty, deceit, abandonment, abuse and death. Regardless of the character (if a twelve-year old can be said to have a developed character) of the child in question, Humbert, Mr. Humbert, is a despicable pervert if we take him literally. Instead, let’s go along with British novelist and essayist, Martin Amis, and accept the whole novel as a representation of the totalitarian state that destroyed Nabokov’s native Russia. Case closed.
Popular Songs on Humberto
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Humberto
Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster (Mayra Calvani) - Humberto loves books so much; he reads all day long. His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto doesn't have time for them. He's too busy reading! Then one day, disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and helping them. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Humberto
Famous People Named Humberto - Humberto Suazo (Chilean footballer); Humberto Gatica (music producer); Humberto Ramos (comic book illustrator); Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (Brazilian president); Humberto Maturana (Chilean scientist/philosopher); Humberto Soto (boxer); Humberto Coelho (Portuguese footballer); Humberto Delgado (Portuguese military/politician); Humberto Brenes (professional poker player); Humberto Cota (baseball player); Humberto Quintero (baseball player)
Children of Famous People Named Humberto
Famous People Who Named Their Son Humberto - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Humberto.
Humberto - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Humberto - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Humberto.
Personality of the Boy Name Humberto
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Humberto