Meaning of Robert
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Robert has the following meaning:
Bright with fame. Derived from the Germanic elements "hrod" (fame) and "beraht" (bright).
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby boy name, Robert is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 34 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Robert fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 55 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Robert in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Robert is pronounced as ror-burt
The following names are baby names related to Robert and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Robert: Boys - Bradley
, Girls - Billye
, Both genders - Arlie
Popular Variants for the name Robert: Bob
Common nicknames for the name Robert are: Bob, Rob, Robin, Robbie, Rab, Bobby, Dobbin
We think the name Robert should fall under the following style category: Everlasting
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Robert to be: Funny, outgoing and carefree chap
In one word, you might describe Robert as a(n) "outgoing
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