My great grandfather was named Albert, and I’ve been wondering where the name originated — within German society, culture, history. In looking through famous Germans with the name I came across a Duke of Prussia named Albert.
Hence, the name Albert makes a lot of sense. Grandpa Albert’s parents, Carl Fromke¹ and Caroline Radde, must have been devout Lutherans too.
The name “was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.”
1. Carl’s name may be spelled Karl, with a K, not a C.