Robert: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Robert

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.

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Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robby, Bert

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