Rab Name Meaning & Origin
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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Scottish short form of Robert.
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Rab Silsbee in "Johnny Tremain" by Esther Forbes