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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.
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The name Robert is pronounced as ror-burt


Robert originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Robert and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Robert: Boys - Bradley, Braxton, Bronson, Buck, Clifton, Colby, Colt, Colton, Danton, Delmon, Demarcus, Demarion, Denley, Derek, Duke, Erwin, Heath, Hilton, Hudson, Keyon, Kip, Girls - Billye, Dimple, Enola, Fairy, Jaylyn, Jenny, Jolene, Josie, Keyla, Laisha, Loriann, Mammie, Marylee, Mertie, Myrl, Pink, Toni, Yareli, Both genders - Arlie, Avery, Brandon, Dakota, Faren, Faron, Merle, Stacey, Sunny, Tanner


Popular Variants for the name Robert: Bob (Dutch), Bobbie, Bobby, Raby, Rhobbie, Rip, Rob (Dutch), Roban (Scottish), Robars, Robb, Robben, Robbey, Robbi, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby, Rober, Robers, Roberson, Roberto (Italian), Robin (English), Robinet (French), Robyn, Roope (Finnish), Rubert, Rupert (English), Ruperto (Italian), Rupprecht (German), Ruprecht (German)


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" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Robert (or its variants) are:

Robert Hofstadter, born on 5 February, a famous physicist. Robert Hofstadter's background: The winner of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his thereby achieved discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleons.'

Robert Mario De Niro, Jr., born on 17 August, a famous actor. Robert Mario De Niro, Jr.'s background: A two-time Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer, widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

Robert Floyd Curl, Jr., born on 23 August, a famous chemist. Robert Floyd Curl, Jr.'s background: An emeritus professor of chemistry at Rice University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of fullerene (with the late Richard Smalley, also of Rice University, and Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex).
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