Rupert Name Meaning & Origin

Rupert

Pronunciation: ROO-pert (key)

Origin of the name Rupert:

A cognate of Robert, derived from the Old High German Hruodperht, a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and perht (bright).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Rupert: | Edit

This is a goofy name.

I think it's endearingly so, and I'd probably use it someday. Fits right in with Noah, Jacob, and Liam, right? But yeah, it is kind of goofy.

It's very British and not (yet) very common in the US or elsewhere, even though it's of German origin.

Used to be considered a bit too upper-class in Britain but is more widely used nowadays along with classics like Edward, William, James, etc. that span all demographics.

It's a sort of sweet-spot name where it's well-known but not common (just outside the top 100 in Britain in 2019).

Very cute for a wee baby but grows into a sophisticated name on a grown man.

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Nicknames for Rupert: | Edit

Roo
Rup(e), Rupey, Rupes
Rip, Ripper
Robin
Roo-Roo
Rupee

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Famous real-life people named Rupert: | Edit

Rupert Grint, actor who plays Ron in the "Harry Potter" movies
Rupert Brooke, poet (1887-1915)
Rupert Everett, British actor
Rupert Graves, British actor
Rupert Murdoch, media tycoon (Rupert is his middle name; his first name is actually Keith)

Rupert in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rupert Bear, much-beloved, iconic, British cartoon character
Rupert Giles from TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer... played by Anthony Stewart Head
Rupert "Axebanger" Brookstanton, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Rupert Awley, one of Spiggie Lomer's grade school crushes and listed on her "Men In My Life" list, in the comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Rupert, Stewie's teddy bear on Family Guy
Rupert 'Stiles' Stilinski...played by Jerry Levine in the 1985 cult-classic Teen Wolf

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