Albert Einstein's full name is "Albert Einstein." He has no middle names and received the name at his birth in 1879 in the German Empire.
Albert Einstein shared his last name with his parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein. The surname Einstein was common among German Jews at the time. It translates roughly to "to surround with stone." The name Albert, meaning both "noble" and "bright," became popular in Germany in the late 19th century, around the time of Albert Einstein's birth. Many buildings and educational institutions are named after Albert Einstein in honor of his scientific achievements, including his childhood school, which is now called Albert Einstein Gymnasium.