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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Nicknames for Robert: | Edit

Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robby, Bert

Meanings and history of the name Robert: | Edit

From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame".

Famous real-life people named Robert: | Edit

Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
Robert Redford, American actor
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 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 in song, story & screen: | Edit

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"

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