Robert: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Robert
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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Roberto in Brasilian Portuguese is a common name in Brasil.
nickname can be: Beto
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Hello! My baby boy (born 2009) was named "Robert." I call him 'BoB' or 'Bubba.' It is a strong name, good for growing up...kids like to call him "Bobby" Adults like to hear his name as he introduces himself affirmably as "ROBERT" --very formal. There are many Sport's greats with this name, and very successful people share it. You can't make fun of it, and you cannot mistaken it as a girl's name like the nice strange names of TODAY.
My boyfriend's little brother is named Robert. We call him Robbie.
My husband's name is Robert and he loves it, because it is classic and doesn't stand out in a strange way.
My Dad and my Older brother are both named Robert, but we call my brother Bobby for short.
One of my BEST friends name is Robert <3
Robert is such a common name! I've met a Robbie and a Bobby and both of them are blonde.
My first kiss was with a Robert. I was 15.
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Bob/Bobby, Rob/Robbie/Robby, Robin, Bert, Berto, Roberto, Bobert, Ert, Rocky, Rock, Rocco, Ro, Bobbin, Robi, Robiño
In the UK, popular short names for Robert include: Bertie, Rab, Rabbie, Robin, Bobbo, Dobbo, Dobby
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Robert "Bobby" Theodore Bauer-Hockey Great.
Robert "Bobby" Orr -Boston Bruins
Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin
Robert Redford, American actor
Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
Robert Wagner, American actor
Robert Reed, American actor
Robert F. Kennedy, former US Attorney General, Senator from New York, and a candidate for President in 1968 until he was assassinated.
Robert Burns, Scottish poet
Robert Duvall, American actor
Robert Pattinson, English actor
Robert De Niro, American actor
Robert Christgau, American essayist and journalist
Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War.
Robert Griffin III, American pro football quarterback. Winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
Robert Ongongo , American nurse
Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan), American singer and songwriter
Bobby Caves (Someone)
Robi Le Twerk (Male striper at mc donalds)
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"Barra" is the name given to a baby girl in honor of her father, King Robert, in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
"Doctor Robert", a song by the Beatles
Robert Kennedy, brother of protagonist Holly Kennedy in Cecilia Ahern's novel "P.S. I Love You" (set in Ireland)
Robert Crawley, Count of Grantham
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