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Gender: Male Meaning of Rob: "bright fame" Origin of Rob: English, diminutive of Robert

The name Rob is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame". Rob and is often added to lists like Country Rustic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

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Famous People Named Rob

Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe, American actor
Rob McElhenney, American actor, Writer, Producer.
Robert 'Rob' Grote, singer of America band The Districts
Rob Mariano, Survivor
Rob Zombie, American singer born Robert Bartleh Cummings
Robert Stanley "Rob" Dyrdek, American skateboarder
Rob Mayes, American actor
Robert Alan "Rob" Morrow, American actor
Robert Arthur "Rob" Kardashian, American TV personality
Robert Fredrick "Rob" Paulsen III, American voice actor

Pop Culture References for the name Rob

Rob, a recurring participant in Improv Everywhere
Rob McGroarty, character in the animated film "The Brave Little Toaster"

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