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Robert

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Meaning and origin
Robert is a English boy name. The meaning of the name is `Brilliant, Illuminated Fame`.


Where is it used?
The name Robert is mainly used in English, French, Scandinavian and in Romanian.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Raibeart (In Scottish)
Roberto (In Italian, Spanish and in Portuguese)
Róbert (In Hungarian)
Rupert (In German, Dutch and in English)
Roope (In Finnish)


If it's too long people might use
In Scottish: Rab
In English: Bob
In English: Rob
In English: Robin


For the opposite sex use:
In English and in Italian: Roberta (F)


See also
In Welsh: Hopcyn
In Spanish: Ruperta
In Scottish: Rabbie (M)
In Hungarian: Robi (M)
In English, Italian and in Spanish: Robertina (F)
In English, Italian, French, German, Polish and in Hungarian: Barbara
In English (Modern): Robynne
In English: Robina
In English: Robyn
In English: Bobby (B)
In English: Bobbi
In English: Robbie (B)
In English: Hopkin (M)
In English: Robby (B)
In English: Bobbie
In Other languages: Robena


Extra information:
Robert comes from the Old German Hrodebert. It is derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It belonged to three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century.

What Robert`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Robert:
    I am Famous
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    I would cry
    Extra information:
    I am too awesome
  2. The best thing about the name Robert:
    A lot of kings and important dudes have been named Robert...
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    It could be Frederick or Charlemagne or Peter
    Extra information:
    Yeah, Joe isn't a good name
  3. The best thing about the name Robert:
    I don't know
    The worst thing about the name:
    Robert's aren't good at math
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    Phil
    Extra information:
    Not really
  4. The best thing about the name Robert:
    Nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    Kind of a boring name
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    I'd want to be called mike
    Extra information:
    Bob is much better than Bert
  5. The best thing about the name Robert:
    7 letters, not 12
    The worst thing about the name:
    Kind of a boring name
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    I'd want to be called mike
    Extra information:
    Bob is much better than Bert
  6. The best thing about the name Robert:
    we all love cookies
    The worst thing about the name:
    im angry when i dont have cookies
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    cookie monster
    Extra information:
  7. The best thing about the name Robert:
    Not many people have it and it's a strong name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called Roberta
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:

    Extra information:
  8. The best thing about the name Robert:
    IT old fashioned!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being callde Robby by my girlfreind!!
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    ermmmmm.......Man I dont know. Id probs have an exticential criceeeezzz
    Extra information:
    Yeah..I just wet myself!
  9. The best thing about the name Robert:
    Its my name and I love it. It makes me special.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    I don't know
    Extra information:
  10. The best thing about the name Robert:
    I like the name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Too many ways to shorten name rab, rob, robbie absolutely hate bob or bobby!
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    Dont know
    Extra information:
  11. The best thing about the name Robert:
    I like it as its not too common a name as it used to be!
    The worst thing about the name:
    none
    If my name wasn`t Robert....:
    dont know
    Extra information:


More `Robert` links
Robert as abbreviation
Actors named Robert
Robert in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Robert

Robert appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 47. In the last 128 years Robert has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 29 times and reached the top-10 10 times. 1930 was a `top year` for the name Robert. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #1. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
200747
200647
200537
200436
200335
200234
200130
200029
199926
199823
199723
199623
199522
199421
199317
199217
199113
199013
19809
19705
19605
19502
19402
19301
19203
19104
19006
18908
188010


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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My dad & fiance's names are Robert. I like the name Robert. I call my fiance Rob all the time though.
Myriam
I like the name it is my stepdads name.
Robert
I lyk my name cos it says sumthng gud.I lyk it.


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