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Gender  Male
Meaning  "fame-bright"
Name day  September 17
Pronunciation  /ˈrɒbərt/German: [ʁoːbɛʁt]
Region of origin  Germanic countries, Celtic countries
Related names  Rob, Robbie, Robin, Rupert, Bob, Bobby, Bert, Rahbert

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.

Notable people

Duke of Normandy
  • Robert I, Duke of Normandy, also known as Robert the Magnificent; father of William the Conqueror
  • Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror
  • Franconian Babenbergers/Robertian Capetians
  • Robert 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 France
  • Robert I of France
  • Robert II of France
  • King of Naples
  • Robert of Naples
  • Kings of Scotland
  • Robert I of Scotland ("Robert the Bruce")
  • Robert II of Scotland
  • Robert III of Scotland
  • Legendary
  • Robert the Devil, supposed medieval knight fathered by the devil
  • Medieval
  • Robert of Avesbury, English historian
  • Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English noble
  • Robert of Melun, scholastic theologian
  • Robert of Winchelsea, theologian and opponent of both Edward I and Edward II of England
  • Brother Robert, 13th century translator of French works into Old Norse
  • Robert the Englishman
  • Saints
  • Saint 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)
  • Fictional characters

  • Robert Baratheon, a character in A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin & the 2011 TV series Game of Thrones
  • Robert Barone, a character from the 1996 sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Robert 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 & Demons
  • Robert Paulson, a character in Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club and the 1999 film of the same name
  • Roberto, a handsome and suave Spix's macaw in Rio 2
  • In different languages

  • Arabic:روبرت
  • Armenian: Ռոբերտ (Robert)
  • Breton: Roparzh
  • Bulgarian: Робърт/Роберт (Robert)
  • Catalan: Robert
  • Chinese Simplified: 罗伯特 (Robert)
  • Chinese Traditional:羅伯特 (Robert)
  • Croatian: Robert
  • Czech: Robert
  • Danish: Robert
  • Dutch: Robrecht, Robbert, Robert
  • Estonian: Robert
  • Finnish: Roobert, Roope
  • French: Robert
  • Friulian: Robèrto
  • Galician: Roberte
  • Georgian: რობერტ (Robert)
  • German: Robert, Ruprecht
  • Greek: Ροβέρτος (Rovértos)
  • Hebrew: רוברט (Robert)
  • Hungarian: Róbert
  • Icelandic: Róbert
  • Irish: Roibeárd
  • Italian: Roberto
  • Japanese: ロバート (Robaato)
  • Khmer: រ៉ូបឺត (Roubɨt)
  • Korean: 로버트 (Robeoteu)
  • Latin: Robertus
  • Latvian: Roberts
  • Lithuanian: Robertas
  • Macedonian: Роберт (Robert)
  • Norwegian: Robert
  • Polish: Robert
  • Portuguese: Roberto
  • Romanian: Robert
  • Russian: Роберт (Robert)
  • Sardinian: Robertu
  • Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart
  • Serbian: Robert/Роберт
  • Slovak: Róbert
  • Slovene: Roberto
  • Spanish: Roberto
  • Swedish: Robert
  • Welsh: Robat, Rhobert
  • Surname

  • Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • Hubert Robert, French painter
  • Laurent Robert, French footballer
  • Paul Robert (fencer), Swiss fencer
  • Paul Robert (lexicographer), French lexicographer
  • Rene Robert, star National Hockey League forward for the Buffalo Sabres
  • Robert brothers, Anne-Jean and Nicolas-Louis, French balloonists circa 1783-4
  • References

    Robert Wikipedia