Gender Masculine
Usage Dutch

Meaning & History

Short form of names containing brecht, often derived from the Old German element beraht meaning "bright".

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VariantsBob, Rob, Robbe
Feminine FormBrechtje
Other Languages & CulturesRobert(Albanian) Æþelbeorht(Anglo-Saxon) Roparzh(Breton) Albert, Robert(Catalan) Robert(Croatian) Robert, Robin(Czech) Albert, Robert(Danish) Albert, Ethelbert, Hubert, Al, Albie, Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Delbert, Rob, Robbie, Robby, Robert, Robin, Rupert(English) Robert(Estonian) Albert, Alpertti, Altti, Pertti, Robert, Roope, Roopertti(Finnish) Albert, Aubert, Hubert, Robert, Robin(French) Abbe, Abe(Frisian) Alberte(Galician) Adalbert, Adelbert, Albert, Albrecht, Hubert, Hubertus, Bert, Robert, Rupert, Ruprecht(German) Adalberht, Adalbert, Albert, Albertus, Hrodebert, Hubert, Hubertus, Hugubert, Robertus, Hrodperht, Robert(Germanic) Albert, Róbert, Robi(Hungarian) Albert, Róbert(Icelandic) Roibeárd(Irish) Adalberto, Alberto, Uberto, Berto, Roberto(Italian) Roberts(Latvian) Albaer, Hoebaer, Baer, Bèr(Limburgish) Albertas, Robertas(Lithuanian) Hob, Hopkin(Medieval English) Albert, Robert(Norwegian) Aþalaberhtaz, Hrōþiberhtaz(Old Germanic) Albert, Hubert, Robert(Polish) Adalberto, Alberto, Roberto(Portuguese) Albert, Robert(Romanian) Albert, Alik, Robert(Russian) Rab, Rabbie(Scots) Raibeart(Scottish Gaelic) Róbert(Slovak) Robert(Slovene) Adalberto, Alberto, Berto, Roberto, Ruperto(Spanish) Albert, Robert, Robin(Swedish)

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Entry updated December 7, 2022