Its source is Adalbrecht, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "Exalted, shining with fame."
This boy's name was used in Latin.
When Britain's Queen Victoria married the Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1840, she brought his name to the attention of the English-speaking world. Prince Albert proceeded to load the name with positive associations, displaying a lively intelligence and a sincere interest in the welfare of his adopted people.
In the 20th century, a prince of a different order put his stamp upon the name. Physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) not only had an enormous impact on science, but also used his fame and the respect accorded to his great intellect to advance many humanitarian concerns.
Science and Philosophy
Albertus Magnus (born 1193, died 1280)
German theologian and scholastic philosopher.
Attempted to reconcile Christian doctrine with Aristotle''s teachings (see list of Philosophers)