Roberta Name Meaning & Origin

Roberta

Pronunciation: rə-BER-tə (key)

Origin of the name Roberta:

Feminine form of Robert (bright fame), a French name brought to England by the Normans.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bobbi, Robbie

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Comments and insights on the name Roberta: | Edit

Roberta sounds too straight-laced and serious, but I like the nickname Bobbie. Also I like Ruby as a nickname for Roberta.

This name is strong--it has character. It is rather serious, but that's not so bad. And Bobbie is a sweet nickname.

Personal experiences with the name Roberta: | Edit

I have a friend named Bobbie (short for Roberta) and she thinks that it's a bit too posh for her, but I've always liked it.

I know a Roberta. I don't know whether her parents wanted boys or what, but her sister is called Frederica!

Nicknames for Roberta: | Edit

Bobbi, Robbie, Berta, Bertie, Bert, Ruby, Ro,

Meanings and history of the name Roberta: | Edit

Roberta is the female form of the masculine name Robert which is Germanic in origin and means, "bright and shining with fame."

Famous real-life people named Roberta: | Edit

Singer Roberta Flack
Folk singer Roberta Joan 'Joni' Mitchell

Roberta in song, story & screen: | Edit

Roberta Bean in The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Roberta from The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Roberta Quimby from Ramona and Beezus
Roberta Carter from Peyton Place (who was at first married to Doc Quimby, so she was also Roberta Quimby)

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