Gender: Female Meaning of Roberta: "bright fame" Origin of Roberta: English

Roberta Origin and Meaning

The name Roberta is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bright fame".

Roberta has been one of the most successful feminization names, up at #64 in 1936. It's a name that's found all over children's lit, often nicknamed Bobbie or Robbie, though Bertie is another possibility. Notable bearers have included singers Roberta Flack and Roberta Peters--plus it's the birth name of Joni Mitchell.

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Pop Culture References for the name Roberta

Robin, Bobette, Robbie, Robbi, Robbee, Bobi, Robyna, Robette, Bobbi, Bertie, Rupetta, Reberta, Robeena, Robetta, Robenia, Robbina,

Roberta's International Variations

Robia, Robi, Robya, Robie (Slavic) Roberte, Robertina, Robine (French) Berta, Roba, Bobina (Czech) Robertha, Ruperta (German) Erta (Polish) Bertunga, Bertha (Spanish)


paulapuddephatt Says:


I really like the idea of Bobbie as a short form of Roberta. I know that Bobbie can easily be an independent girls' name nowadays, but I feel that Roberta has that old-fashioned style that just gives Bobbie/Roberta the edge, over simply Bobbie.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


One of my favourite feminizations, it's just a shame that there's already a Robert, Robin and Robyn in my family :/ I still think I makes a strong but feminine middle name possibility.