Given Name ROBERT

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Роберт (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: RAHB-ərt (American English), RAWB-ət (British English), RAW-BER (French), RO-bert (German, Czech), RO-bərt (Dutch), RAW-bert (Polish), RO-byirt (Russian)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.

The name has been borne by two early kings of France, two Dukes of Normandy, and three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. The author Robert Browning (1812-1889) and poets Robert Burns (1759-1796) and Robert Frost (1874-1963) are famous literary bearers of this name. Other bearers include Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, and American actors Robert Redford (1936-), Robert De Niro (1943-) and Robert Downey Jr. (1965-).

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VARIANTS: Rupert, Ruprecht (German), Robrecht (Dutch), Hrodebert, Hrodpreht (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rob, Robbie, Robby, Robin (English), Bob, Rob, Robbe (Dutch)
FEMININE FORMS: Roberta, Bobbi, Bobbie, Robbie, Robina, Robyn, Robynne (English), Roberte (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roparzh (Breton), Pertti, Roope, Roopertti (Finnish), Róbert, Robi (Hungarian), Róbert (Icelandic), Roibeárd (Irish), Roberto, Berto (Italian), Roberts (Latvian), Robertas (Lithuanian), Hob, Hopkin (Medieval English), Roberto (Portuguese), Raibeart, Rab, Rabbie (Scottish), Róbert (Slovak), Roberto, Berto, Ruperto (Spanish), Hopcyn (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Róbert
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
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2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Croatia
2009
  Czech Republic
2014
  England and Wales
2015
  France
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2015
  Hungary
2015
  Iceland
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Italy
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2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
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2015
  Northern Ireland
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2015
  Norway
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2015
  Poland
2014
  Romania
2009
  Scotland
2016
  Slovenia
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2015
  Sweden
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  Switzerland
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2013

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 894