Robert - boys name

Robert name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Robert name meaning:

The name Robert is of Germanic origin and has a long history. It is derived from the Germanic elements "hrod," meaning "fame," and "berht," meaning "bright." As a result, the name Robert is often interpreted to mean "bright fame" or "renowned one."

Robert is a classic and timeless name that has been widely used across various cultures and languages. It gained popularity in medieval times and has remained a popular choice for boys throughout the years. The name Robert has a strong and masculine sound to it, reflecting qualities such as strength, leadership, and nobility.

People named Robert are often described as confident, determined, and ambitious individuals. They strive to achieve success and make an impact in their chosen fields, often leaving a lasting impression on others. The name Robert carries a sense of authority and respect, making it a fitting choice for those who desire to be seen as influential and well-regarded. Overall, the name Robert symbolizes brightness, fame, and a drive for excellence.

Origin: English

Bright fame.


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Related names

Robert , Bob, Bobbi , Hob, Rab, Rabbie, Raibeart, Rhobert, Rob, Robina, Rupert

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Overall UK ranking: 144 out of 4789

394 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (91)

Historical popularity of Robert

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