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Robert also is derived from the French "roi" meaning king or royal. So adding to the base form, the name Robert also means, "royal brightness".
frostline  5/16/2005
Famous bearer: Professor Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown's bestselling novels 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons'.
reservoirdoll1987  5/29/2005
I just wanted to comment that in Spanish a familiar way to call Robert is "Tito" or "Beto".
― Anonymous User  6/19/2005
Also the name of Linkin Park's drummer Rob Bourdon.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2005
Famous bearer of the name: Robert Smith, singer for English Brit-pop band, The Cure.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2005
This name is currently at tug-of-war for me! I have a horrible association, but it sounds so nice. I like this name, I suppose!
lulee girl  12/10/2005
Robert is the name of Ray Romano's brother on the show "Everybody Loves Raymond." He's played by Brad Garrett.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Kid Rock's real name is Robert.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Famous bearer: Robert Englund, a.k.a. Freddy Krueger from the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' movies and 'Freddy vs. Jason'.
rising_SoUtH  3/12/2006
Famous bearer is Robert De Niro, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Famous bearer is Robert Redford, an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for directing.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is Robert Louis Stevenson, a Scottish novelist. He's famous for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is Robert Koch, a German physician and bacteriologist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2006
Actor from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Robert Pattinson.
catie-beth  4/10/2006
The birthname of Bob Bryar, drummer from My Chemical Romance, is Robert.
patchworkgirl  4/23/2006
Robert is a nice name for a boy, it is also my dad's name. I like the nickname Robbie or Rob instead of Bob and Bobby. My dad gets called Bob.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Robert of Lockesley, better known as Robin Hood, was a famous English outlaw who lived in Sherwood forest, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
raspberry twirl  5/8/2006
Robert is a great name for a boy. I also prefer the nicknames Rob or Robby the best.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Robert Hays played Ted Striker in the Airplane! movies.
Tudor  6/14/2006
I like the name Robert because I have a crush on a boy by this name. It's quite common but so is mine!
Stormcat  6/20/2006
Famous bearer is British actor Robert Llewellyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf).
Maggie_Simpson  8/14/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Robert here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Robert Zimmerman is Bob Dylan's real name.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
There are authors named Robert K Tanenbaum and Robert Kloner.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Robert Plant is a famous bearer. He was a member of Band of Joy for a short time before he joined Jimmy Page's reforming of the Yardbirds, soon to become the New Yardbirds. The band name was then changed to Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant has had a successful solo career since the breaking up of Led Zeppelin (caused by the death of the drummer). He was born on August 20th in 1948 and was raised in the West Midlands in England.
neverland4962  12/28/2006
A famous bearer is Tony Award-winner Robert Sean Leonard, of House MD and Dead Poets Society.
waseom  1/17/2007
Actually I don't really care for the name Robert. For some reason, I always picture a "Robert" as a heavy, obnoxious person. Probably because both of the Robert's I've known have been like this! I also don't like the "Bob" or "Bobby" shortenings. Ick. I love love love "Robbie" though :]
gracielou16  3/18/2007
I like it. It is my middle name. I like it as both a middle name and a first name.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Robert Guiscard was a Norman involved in the conquest of Sicily around 1061 AD.
Hrodberaht  5/30/2007
I absolutely love the name Robert; it is a common name with a lot of potential for "pet" names, and it has a pleasing sound--slightly melodic, good punch to it. When it comes to nicknames, I much prefer "Rob" or "Robby"/"Robbie" to "Bob"/"Bobby"/"Bobbie"/"Bert," since "Rob" preserves the wonderful "R" sound so crucial to this name.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2007
In Danish this name is just the worst. So flat, so *nothing*. In English, on the other hand, I adore it. I can't seem to feel like it's the same name.
LouisLovePower  7/2/2007
Robert´s nicknames: Rob, Robby, Robin, Bert, Berty.
Karcoolka  7/9/2007
Robert A. Heinlein was an influential and popular science fiction author. Examples of his work include "Starship Troopers," "Stranger in a Strange Land," and "Farnham’s Freehold."
Kaia  9/23/2007
My husband's name is Robert. It's one of those classic names you can't go wrong with, but doesn't really stand out in a crowd--in the US. There are a lot of boys names like that.
afmastro  12/11/2007
I prefer Bob or Bobby to Rob or Robby. Not sure why, perhaps it just sounds better to me. For myself, I go by Bob which is a palindrome (spelled the same forwards and backwards) as is my last name. However, when combined it is not a palindrome, however, I think, still unique.
Stinkeye  12/29/2007
Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull, Canadian born, pro hockey player, 1957 - 1980. Hall of fame, 1983. Regarded as one of the best left-wingers to ever play the game.

Robert Gordan "Bobby" Orr, Canadian born, pro hockey player 1966 - 1978, hall of fame, 1979. Regarded as one of the best hockey players of all time.

Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, Jr., 10/17/38 - 11/30/07. American born, motorcycle daredevil.

Robert Edward "Kaptain" Knievel, son of Evel Knievel and also a motorcycle daredevil.
Stinkeye  12/29/2007
Lead singer of The Used is Robert Edward McCracken.
Ryx3  2/29/2008
This name was born by American filmer art director and production designer Robert F. Boyle (born October 10, 1909). He worked on several Alfred Hitchcock films, as well as "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971). He was nominated for 4 competitive Academy Awards and was awarded an honorary award for his career in 2008.
AndrewJKD  3/18/2008
I used to not like this name so much, but when I got into Led Zeppelin and learned the names of the members, the association of Robert Plant kinda caused it to grow on me. If I ever have kids, I might name a boy Robert. I could call him Robbie when he's little (I couldn't really imagine myself calling a little boy Robert), and when he's older and a grownup I could call him Robert. The only thing I don't care for about this name is the fact that you can shorten it to Bob, a name I never liked. Otherwise it's really a terrific name.
Pippin  4/17/2008
I used to HATE this name! Now I am giving the name a chance on my nice list. I like Rob and Robby, but I hate Bob and Bobby. It is a good enough name and I guess I like it.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2008
I used to think this name was ok, but after I heard of the story of the haunted doll named Robert I think it's a scary name.
mary26  7/19/2008
It's my name and I hate it. It's so boring and common and the sound of it isn't even particularly pleasant. I have a very common surname as well, so I've always wished that I had some really freaky uncommon first name to make myself stand out from the crowd.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2008
ROBERT PATTINSON is an actor who plays Edward Cullen in the famous Twilight, as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.
Miss_Gorgeous  12/12/2008
A famous lawyer bears the name. That person is Robert Kardashian, father of Koutney, Kim and Chloe Kardashian. Also the name of his son, Robert Kardashian Jr.
qserenity  12/28/2008
Bob Crane and Robert Clary, both famous for roles they played on Hogan's Heroes. Bob's character also bore the first name Robert, and was named after yet another actor.
Atarah Derek  6/9/2009
It's also used in the Netherlands where it's pronounced ROH-burt. Common short forms are Rob and Bert. [noted -ed]
renee06  6/15/2009
Boring and overused. So many men, including my own father, have this name. It also makes me think of two bad actors: the hideous Robert Blake and the arrogant Robert Pattinson.
bananarama  7/15/2009
I use to hate this name, but then Robert Pattinson came and gave me a new view of the name (a more handsome view of the name). I still think this is a bad name, but I love the nickname Rob now.
IceQueen6Chibby  9/7/2009
Robert Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated in 1968.

Robert Downey, Jr. is a famous actor; his most recent film was Iron Man.
breakofday  10/19/2009
I used to, not exactly dislike this name, but it was definitely a name I would never use. And then Robert Pattinson became very famous and very popular with crazy obsessive fan girls and now all I see when I hear the name is his face. Not an image I enjoy seeing. So now, I can’t stand it.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2009
Robert Roy McGregor, a Scottish outlaw, has this name.
Rm4187  11/3/2009
Also exists in Croatia, where it's pronounced RO-bert. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/11/2009
15th century 'makar' (poet) Robert Henryson is one of the most important figures in early Scottish literature.
Tytan  1/25/2010
Bob Marley is a famous bearer who I can't believe nobody's mentioned yet!
Sarah_Madeleine  3/5/2010
Robert Garland was the principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem from his debut in 1985. He was also their first resident choreographer. His best known ballet is entitled "Tributary".
AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
Strong name! I really really like it. It's a good name to grow up with, and I love the nickname Robbie.
Chrila96  8/9/2010
Robert Sheehan (born January 7, 1988) is an Irish actor best known for his role as Nathan in the E4 series Misfits.
IrishKisses  9/16/2010
It's handsome, but way too common on the older crowd. I still love it though.
Chrila96  10/7/2010
Robert Peter Maximilian Willams aka Robbie Williams.
Katrine  10/18/2010
Robert Alexander Schumann (1810-1856), German composer and music critic.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2011
Friedrich Robert Volkmann, known as Robert Volmann (6 April 1815 – 30 October 1883) was a German composer.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
I think that "Robert" is a classically masculine (and handsome) name... while it certainly is usable in contemporary life, it still possesses old-world, cosmopolitan charm. Unlike the recent wave of "August"s on the male gender... "Robert" is a very professional, dignified, educated name that will aid your son's career. If I ever bestowed it onto my spawn, or pet (for that matter), I believe that I would lean my decision toward the Italian form, "Roberto."
Francesca  5/7/2011
Not as boring as Michael or John, but it's still pretty much an average boys name.
Hushpuppy  8/18/2011
Robert Barry (born March 9, 1936 in the Bronx, New York) is an American artist.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2011
Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925) was a British painter and lithographer.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2011
Robert Campin (c. 1375 – 26 April 1444), now usually identified as the artist known as the Master of Flémalle, is usually considered the first great master of Early Netherlandish painting.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2011
Another favourite of mine! Robert is my uncle's name (he goes by Rob), and because he's a great man with a good personality, I'd definitely name a son after him. It's also a strong, timeless name, and is the name of the king in A Game Of Thrones (the first book in the series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R.R. Martin). Even though I didn't like the character much, I loved his name. I like the combination Robert Ian.
the_awesome_elf  10/31/2011
Dr Robert Chase is a character on the tv show House MD.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2011
Robert is the name of the delusional kid who contemplates doing a school shooting in Foster The People's song "Pumped Up Kicks."
Bazinga  2/4/2012
Robert John Wagner (born 1930 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Robert John Downey, Jr. (born 1965 in New York City, New York) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Robert (1054 - 1134), oldest son of William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda of Flanders.
CarolinW  6/6/2012
Robert (1123-1188) was the son of King Louis VI of France and his wife Adelaide.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert (1055-1060) was the son of King Henry I of France and his wife Anna of Kiev.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert (1011-1076) was the son of King Robert II of France and his wife Constance of Provence.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert (972-1031) was the only son of King Hugh Capet of France and his wife Adelaide. He later became King Robert II of France.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert (1216-1250) was the son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert was the son of King Philippe II of France and his wife Isabelle. He had a twin brother named Philippe, both died as babies.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
Robert (1602-1602) was the son of King James I of the UK and his wife Anne of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Robert (1297-1308) was the son of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Robert (1269-1271) was the son of King Philippe III of France and his first wife Isabella.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Robert (1256-1317) was the son of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Robert is such a great name, I only know two, and one goes by Bobby. I like the nickname Robby/Robbie best, or just Robert :) overall, it's a classic, so you can't go wrong with Robert!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Robert Vito (best known for Spy Kids 3-D and Urban Legend 3: Bloody Mary) bears this name.
emilydominko  1/17/2013
Lee Augustus  12/3/2013
To expand on my last comment, I don't understand how this name is so popular for so long. It doesn't have a particularly nice sound to it (almost dorky, in my own opinion). It's not strong at all, and the only people I can picture it on are racist rednecks and chubby, underachieving kids (King of the Hill). Not that I am saying anyone with this name is any of those.
Lee Augustus  2/26/2014
Robert is just a little boring. I like the nickname Rob but HATE Robbie. I know a few awesome people with the name Robert, I just think it's okay.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2014
Robert Mugabe, geriatric dictator of Zimbabwe.
Jason Malcolm  4/11/2014
Robert Kelly Slater, known as Kelly Slater, is an American professional surfer.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2014
Best name for a guy. It just sounds masculine and attractive. Obviously why it's been used for 600+ years! I will probably name my son this!
Paxvirtute  7/6/2014
I can't believe no-one has mentioned Robert Burns!
― Anonymous User  7/13/2014
Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer is a character on the television series "Supernatural."
hkols  11/2/2014
My older brother's name is Robert after my father. Robert is such a handsome, masculine name, it is very mature, intellectual sounding and ages very well. I love the name Robert!
Ashleigh Gurlcat 123  2/20/2015
Robert Irvine, an English celebrity chef who has a show called Restaurant: Impossible.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2015
I love this name. The name Robert is an awesome, strong, handsome, classic. :)
― Anonymous User  8/15/2015
My nickname has always been DOBBIN, and I found out that dobbin is a nickname for Robert in Scotland, at 53 we still learn things!
dobbin33ch  9/17/2015
Good name for a thief or a hoodlum who robs people, but that's about it.
angolmois  11/8/2015
I like the name Robert. I like the nicknames Rob or Robbie more than the nicknames Bob or Bobbie. For some reason, I always thought of Bob as a 40 year old broken-down office worker. (No offense to anyone that goes by Bob).
IAmAHumanBeing  12/31/2015
This is an old family name for me, and because I grew up around so many Roberts I've come to find the name to be boring, but safe-sounding. I tend to associate it with my family, and while we're not always on the best of terms, I do love them. However, as I said before I find the name to be boring. Along with bland, unoriginal, and dull.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
Robert Kovač is the assistant coach of the Croatian national football team and a retired Croatian football defender. He was known for his ability with the ball and skill at dispossessing opponents.
cutenose  5/28/2016
Robert Michael Sheehan; is an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint.
cutenose  6/11/2016
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club Bayern Munich, and captains the Poland national team.
lilolaf  6/11/2016
Robert Plant, lead singer from Led Zeppelin.
Eileen1209864  6/24/2016
This name has been used on both sides of my family! It's my dad's name. On my mom's side, it was my grandpa's name, and my cousin's middle name.
mtwright02  7/29/2016
Nice name, not too common in Canada where I live. Some nicknames are Rob, Robbie, Bob, Bobbie, Bert, Berty and Ro.
Sania01  8/3/2016
ROBERT (Bobby) Moore
West Ham United
Captain of England
World Champions 1966.
LENTON34  11/20/2016
Robert Agustin Trujillo is the forth bassist of American thrash metal band Metallica.
ERK  11/23/2016
Robert Hampton "Robbie" Rogers III is an American professional soccer player who plays for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He plays as a winger and as a left back. Rogers has also represented the United States men's national soccer team. In February 2013, Rogers came out as gay, becoming the second male soccer player in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu in 1990. On May 26, 2013, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league when he played his first match for the Galaxy.
cutenose  1/25/2017
Rengert Robert Anker is a Dutch writer. In 1993 he won the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs for his novel De terugkeer van kapitein Rob, and in 2002 the Libris Prize for Een soort Engeland.
cutenose  1/28/2017
Robert "Robbie" Brady is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a winger and a left-back for Premier League club Burnley and the Republic of Ireland national team. Brady began his career in the Manchester United academy. However, after featuring just once for United's first team, he joined Hull City initially on loan and then permanently in 2013. He made 124 appearances for the Tigers, helping them reach the 2014 FA Cup Final. In July 2015, he joined Norwich City for £7 million. Brady suffered relegation to the Championship with Norwich in 2016. He became Burnley's record signing in January 2017 when he completed a transfer for a fee reported to be around £13 million. Brady has represented Ireland at all youth levels. After becoming their highest under-21 scorer of all time with seven goals, Brady made his senior international debut against Oman in 2012, scoring and setting up two more goals in a 4–1 victory. He has earned over 30 caps for his country and represented them at UEFA Euro 2016, scoring two goals during the tournament.
cutenose  2/12/2017
Robert Takeo "Bob" Matsui was an American politician from the state of California. Matsui was a member of the Democratic Party and served in the U.S. House of Representatives as the congressman for California's 5th congressional district until his death midway through his 14th consecutive term. The Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse is named in his honor.
cutenose  2/25/2017
Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist. Raised in Philadelphia, he embarked on his music career as a battle rapper, and later formed a short-lived rap group, The Bloodhoundz. In 2008, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. signed Meek Mill to his first record deal. In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle Records, Mill signed with Miami-based rapper Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group. Mill's debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, was released in 2012 under MMG and Warner Bros. Records. The album, preceded by the single "Young & Gettin' It", debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200.
cutenose  5/25/2017
Robert Herjavec is a Croatian-Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality. A native of Varaždin, Croatia, he moved to Halifax, Canada after living and working on a farm with his family. After spending his youth in the relative middle class, he gained admission to the University of Toronto where he graduated with a double degree in political science and English.
cutenose  5/27/2017
King Robert of House Baratheon ruled Westeros for many years in "A Game of Thrones".
― Anonymous User  6/15/2017
There are Roberts all over the place in my family. I have a brother and a cousin named Robert, both of whom go by Rob. My uncle is Robert and he went by Bobby/Bob. My great uncle was Robert and he went by Bob, as did my grandfather on my mother's side.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
Robert Pickton a Canadian serial killer who was a pig farmer.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2017
Bobby Orr full name Robert Gordon Orr one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

Robert Parish full name Robert Lee Parish the longest serving player in NBA history.
Clark_Herm  11/29/2017
It's underrated in my opinion. It's a great name! Although I do like Rob/Robby more than Bob/Bobby.
BehindAName9  12/2/2017
This is a very handsome, classic name. My father, brother and husband all have this name! I never get tired of it as they are all wonderful men, so the association with this name is very positive.
Graceful1  2/11/2018
Robert Ford is the co-founder and director of the titular theme park in the TV series "Westworld".
― Anonymous User  3/13/2018
Robert Hoffman is a doctor in the game Trauma Center. He is Derek's former boss and the founder of Hope Hospital.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
This is Ted Bundy's middle name.
TheGreatCornholio  3/30/2018
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle (Once Upon A Time, The Full Monty, Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth) is a famous bearer of this name.
amanda82  4/17/2018

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