Robert Name Meaning & Origin

Robert

Pronunciation: RAH-bert (key)

Origin of the name Robert:

Introduced to England by the Normans, Robert is derived from the Old High German Hruodperht, a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and perht (bright). The name was borne by Robert I (d. 1035), duke of Normandy and father of William the Conqueror, and by three kings of Scotland.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Bob, Bobby, Robbie, Roberto, Robin, Rupert, Bobbie

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Comments and insights on the name Robert

Handsome and classic. Rolls nicely off the tongue. It's not as common as it was in earlier generations, so now has a unique familiarity that I love. Rob and Robby are dreamy nicknames too. I'm using this name for my future son.

I love the name Robert (Bob for a nickname).

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Nicknames for Robert

Bo, Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robby, Bert, Rocky, Robbie, Bobert,
Beto (Spanish)

Meanings and history of the name Robert

From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame".

Famous real-life people named Robert

Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
Robert Redford, American actor
Robert Baden-Powell, British army officer and founder of the Scouting Organization
Robert Mueller, American attorney and the 6th director of the FBI
Robert Pattinson, British actor
Robert DeNiro, American actor
Robert Louis Stevenson, author
Robert Plant, lead singer of rock group Led Zeppelin
Robert E. Lee, Confederate general
Robert E. Howard, famous pulp fiction writer and poet. Creator of Conan the Barbarian
Robert Jordan, pen-name of the multi-genre author James Oliver Rigney Jr.
Robert Frost, American poet
Robert Burns, Scottish poet
Robert F. Kennedy, American politician
Robert Reed, American actor best known for playing Mike Brady, the father on "The Brady Bunch".
Robert Ford Wilson (b. 2011), son of American actor, producer, and screenwriter Owen Wilson
Robert "Bo" Burnham, comedian, actor and director

Robert in song, story & screen

Robert Baratheon, character in A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin and the 2011 TV series "Game of Thrones".
Robert "Bob" Rainham from the Billabong series
Robert Henstridge in the popular TV show "The Royals"
Robert "Bobby" Drake - Iceman in the X-Men comics
Robert Queen- Minor Character In the CWs Arrow
Robert Herman, Glob in the X-Men comics
Robert "Bob" Sheldon, antagonist in "The Outsiders."

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