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Germanic countries, Celtic countries
The name Robert is a Celtic and Germanic given name, from Proto-Germanic *χrōþi- "fame" and *berχta- "bright". Compare Old Dutch Robrecht and Old High German Hrodebert (a compound of hruod "fame, glory" and berht "bright"). It is also in use as a surname.
After becoming widely used in Continental Europe it entered England in its Old French form Robert, where an Old English cognate form (Hrēodbēorht, Hrodberht, Hrēodbēorð, Hrœdbœrð, Hrœdberð) had existed before the Norman Conquest. The feminine version is Roberta. The Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form is Roberto.
Similar to the name Richard, "Robert" is also a common name in many Germanic languages, including English, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Icelandic. It can be used as a French, Irish, Scottish, Finnish, and Estonian name as well.
Robert, and also the name Joseph, were in the top 10 most given boys' names in the US for 47 years, from 1925 to 1972.
In Italy during the Second World War, the form of the name, Roberto, briefly acquired a new meaning derived from, and referring to the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis.Duke of NormandyRobert I, Duke of Normandy, also known as Robert the Magnificent; father of William the ConquerorRobert Curthose, son of William the ConquerorFranconian Babenbergers/Robertian CapetiansRobert II (Robert of Hesbaye) of Worms, Germany (a.k.a. Rutpert II, Hruodbertus II)Robert III of Worms, Germany (a.k.a. Rutpert III, Hruodbertus III)Robert the Strong (a.k.a. Rutpert IV, Hruodbertus IV)Kings of FranceRobert I of FranceRobert II of FranceKing of NaplesRobert of NaplesKings of ScotlandRobert I of Scotland ("Robert the Bruce")Robert II of ScotlandRobert III of ScotlandLegendaryRobert the Devil, supposed medieval knight fathered by the devilMedievalRobert of Avesbury, English historianRobert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English nobleRobert of Melun, scholastic theologianRobert of Winchelsea, theologian and opponent of both Edward I and Edward II of EnglandBrother Robert, 13th century translator of French works into Old NorseRobert the EnglishmanSaintsSaint Robert of Molesme, founder of the Cistercian Order (d. 1111)Saint Robert of Newminster, established the Abbey of Newminster near the castle of Ralph de Merlay, at Morpeth, Northumberland (d. 1159)Saint Robert de Turlande, founding abbot of the Abbey of Casa Dei, also called Chaise-Dieu (d. 1067)Saint Robert Bellarmine, Jesuit Doctor of the Church (d. 1621)Robert Baratheon, a character in A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin & the 2011 TV series Game of ThronesRobert Barone, a character from the 1996 sitcom Everybody Loves RaymondRobert Langdon, symbologist and cryptologist in Dan Brown's novels Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol & Inferno, the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code & the 2009 film Angels & DemonsRobert Paulson, a character in Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club and the 1999 film of the same nameRoberto, a handsome and suave Spix's macaw in Rio 2Arabic:روبرتArmenian: Ռոբերտ (Robert)Breton: RoparzhBulgarian: Робърт/Роберт (Robert)Catalan: RobertChinese Simplified: 罗伯特 (Robert)Chinese Traditional：羅伯特 (Robert)Croatian: RobertCzech: RobertDanish: RobertDutch: Robrecht, Robbert, RobertEstonian: RobertFinnish: Roobert, RoopeFrench: RobertFriulian: RobèrtoGalician: RoberteGeorgian: რობერტ (Robert)German: Robert, RuprechtGreek: Ροβέρτος (Rovértos)Hebrew: רוברט (Robert)Hungarian: RóbertIcelandic: RóbertIrish: RoibeárdItalian: RobertoJapanese: ロバート (Robaato)Khmer: រ៉ូបឺត (Roubɨt)Korean: 로버트 (Robeoteu)Latin: RobertusLatvian: RobertsLithuanian: RobertasMacedonian: Роберт (Robert)Norwegian: RobertPolish: RobertPortuguese: RobertoRomanian: RobertRussian: Роберт (Robert)Sardinian: RobertuScottish Gaelic: RaibeartSerbian: Robert/РобертSlovak: RóbertSlovene: RobertoSpanish: RobertoSwedish: RobertWelsh: Robat, RhobertAlain Robert, French rock and urban climberHubert Robert, French painterLaurent Robert, French footballerPaul Robert (fencer), Swiss fencerPaul Robert (lexicographer), French lexicographerRene Robert, star National Hockey League forward for the Buffalo SabresRobert brothers, Anne-Jean and Nicolas-Louis, French balloonists circa 1783-4