You know what I've noticed a lot recently? I've noticed that a lot of commenters on this site are unhealthily obsessed with femininity and masculinity, as though names actually have genders. I mean, the comment sections regarding a lot of beautiful names on this site are rather sad because the beauty of the name is being overshadowed by people bickering about how either “sissy” or “unfeminine” it sounds. It's quite depressing, actually. A good name is a good name regardless of its “femininity” or “masculinity”.
Besides, Roberta is a traditionally-feminine name. Just because it's derived from a traditionally-masculine name doesn't make it masculine. A good example is the timelessly classic name, Charlotte, which also has masculine roots, as it's derived from the name Charles, yet almost no one considers Charlotte a “masculine” name, even though it's considered a feminine version of a masculine name.
I think Roberta is a beautiful name, along with its lovely nickname potentials, such as Birdie, Berta, Bobbie, Robbie, etc. The name ages beautifully, as well, in my opinion. I can also easily see it “suiting” a tomboy or girly-girl, which is sometimes hard to find in a name.
Overall, I think Roberta is a very nice name.
Roberta Jymme Schourop (born April 7, 1943, Monterey Park, California), better known as Roberta Shore, is a retired American actress and performer.
Also Provençal: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Roberta Bruzzone (1973-) is an Italian criminologist and TV figure.
Roberta is also Polish and Latvian. The name days for Roberta in Poland are April 17, April 29, May 13, June 7, and July 17. The name day for Roberta in Latvia is January 14.
It's a bit outdated now, but I personally like it. It reminds me of Bobby (shortened form of Roberta) from the Railway Children, by E. Nesbit.
Hardy and robust.
Roberta Battaglia who is 11 right now, is known for the 15th season on America's got talent. She sang, got the golden buzzer from Sofia Vergara and came in 5th place overall. Now she is known for instagram and youtube.
It’s a nice feminine version of Robert. It’s pretty, I like it. If you have a grandfather or something named Robert to honor, then Roberta would be a nice name for that.
Roberta Branchini (aka Brancar) is 1/3 of Italian pop group Il Pagante, they're one of my biggest idols!
I hate it. Sorry. I’m in the minority I guess.
It’s pretty but I wouldn’t use it.
Also used in Estonia:
Roberta Williams (born 1953) is an American video game designer, best known for creating the King's Quest series of computer games.
Not my favorite. It's just not my style.
I don't really care if it's too much like Robert, it's still a good strong feminine name in its own way.
Roberta is my name and I love it! My friends call me Robi or Berta.
Roberta Kathleen Parks was a homicide victim. Believed to have been killed by serial killer Ted Bundy.
Also Hungarian:
You'll find numerous bearers on social media.
Classic name, heavy but beautiful. Kind of funny, because it sounds a bit like rabbit, and as the feminine form of Robert, it actually makes me picture a Spanish or Italian girl who is looking after one!
In 2018, 57 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Roberta who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 395th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
It's just Robert + A. It sounds like something you would name a daughter if you were disappointed that she wasn't a son. I'm guessing that Roberta Anderson didn't like it much either since she changed her name to Joni Mitchell.
Unless you pronounce Robert as "rə-BURT", then no, Roberta is not Robert with an A. Robert + A would be pronounced as "RAHB-ər-tə", NOT "rə-BUR-tə".
I hate this ugly name and all the masculine nicknames that come out of it. It was my aunt's name.
So old fashioned and unattractive. The only nickname it has is Bobby, which I dislike.
There is a city in Crawford County, Georgia, named Roberta.
In Italy it was a very common name.
Since 2000 it is decreasing in popularity.
In 2016 there were born 295 Robertas (the lowest number since national statistics in '99).
Roberta is rated 5/10 in my opinion.
It is boring, plain, colourless.
I love this name! I don't think it's masculine at all, it's beautiful and it has a really strong sound, maybe because of the R and T in it.
Looks like Robert with an A.
The emphasis on the 'bert' syllable adds to the masculinity.
Whereas a name like Justine, which is Justin with an E, still has a feminine sound.
Roberta Pinotti is an Italian politician. Since 22 February 2014 she has been the Italian Minister of Defence.
I was named after my grandfather, Robert. I've been called Bert, Berta and (by my niece) Bert-Bert. Sometimes it sounds masculine and awkward, but growing up I never had to worry about being mistaken for anyone else. Now as an adult I live in a completely different part of the country and for the first time met three other Robertas. Sometimes I get asked if I have Latin ancestry with the name being so close to Roberto.
"Sexy" is the first word that pops into my mind when I hear this name. A really hot one. Never got that "too masculine for a girl" BS.
Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: RO-ber-taw.
Roberta Vinci (born 18 February 1983) is an Italian tennis player.
The name Roberta was given to 60 girls born in the US in 2015.
We also have a name day for Roberta's in Hungary (: June, the 7th :)
I didn't care for the name when I was younger but it suits me now. And I appreciate that the name is not too common. When the receptionist calls for Roberta, it is extremely rare for two of us to answer.
I for one LOVE the name, mainly because it is my name. My name is Roberta Alexander. I was named after my dad whose name is Robert, although my aunt says she named me after Roberta Flack the singer. Either way I have always liked it. It is kind of difficult for some people to pronounce so sometimes I get a lot of nicknames, lol.
I find that the shift in accent (in English, at least) obscures the connection with Robert and makes the name seem independent, which I think is a good thing. The same goes for "Alberta."
Roberta is the name of a main character played by Christina Ricci in the 1995 movie "Now and Then"
And also, the baby sister in the 2010 movie "Ramona and Beezus" (based on the Beverly Cleary book series) was named Roberta.
The name Roberta was given to 57 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Roberta was the twin sister to American actor Montgomery Clift.
I love this name! It just rolls off the tongue so well, and it's so pretty! I don't like the masculine 'Robert,' but this is just lovely. It may be a bit old fashioned, but I don't think it's lost it's touch. I'd like to use this name on one of my future daughters (if I have any.) At least as a middle name. ♥.
Vivian Vance's middle name was Roberta.
My friend's name is Roberta, but we all call her Bobbie. I think it's very cute!
Another nickname could be "Birdie."
I actually quite like this name. The nicknames Bobby or Robbie are cool for a pinch. And yes, the full name is harsh, but I really like the name for the nicknames.
Roberta is the main character in the children's novel 'The Railway Children,' though she abbreviates it to Bobby. I like this name because it is unusual, both tomboyish and feminine, and as I love the book and film it has good associations for me.
I don't know why, but this name sounds scarily masculine to me.
Roberta´s pet forms are Robin, Berta, Bertine, Bobby.
My parents considered it for me, but then dropped it because my father's name is Roberto and it would have been awkward. I'm very glad they did - I don't like how it sounds. Weirdly enough, the same does not apply to the masculine form.
Roberta Pardo Rey/Reverte Rey is the character played by Dulce Maria in the Mexican telenovela "Rebelde".
Roberta is a Spanish name too. Ro-BEHR-ta.
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Joni Mitchell's birth name was Roberta Joan Anderson.
Roberta Flack, the soul singer who sang the original version of "Killing Me Softly with His Song".

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