The name Robert is a boy's name of German, English origin meaning "bright fame". Robert is ranked #71 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Royal Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
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Robert was Number 1 in both 1925 and 1950, and in fact was in the Top 25 for an entire century, giving it true classic status. Though no longer stylish, Robert is still widely used as a family name and is one of the premier boys' names starting with R.
Nicknames Bob and Bobby are also stuck in the past, while Rob, Robb and Robby/Robbie have an ever so slightly more modern appeal. Even the antiquated pet forms Dob, Hob, Rab and Rabbie now sound fresher.
Robert was the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce, who freed Scotland from English rule.There are countless literary and real-life namesakes, from Robert E. Lee to Robert Redford.
Modern parents might consider honoring an ancestral Robert by choosing Robertson or Robinson.
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