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

The name Roberta is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bright fame". Roberta and is often added to lists like Feminizations and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

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Harks back to the day when Roberta sat around discussing the latest Sinclair Lewis novel with pals Lois and Lorraine.

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Famous People Named Roberta

Roberta Cleopatra Flack, American singer
Roberta Peters, American coloratura soprano
Roberta Bondar, first Canadian woman astronaut
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter
Roberta Lee Streeter, birth name of American singer Bobbie Gentry
Roberta Vinci, Italian tennis player
Roberta Smith, American art critic
Roberta "Maisie" Biden, granddaughter of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Pop Culture References for the name Roberta

Roberta "Bertie" Robinson, character in movie "The Swiss Family Robinson"
Roberta Quimby, sister of Ramona Quimby in novels by Beverly Cleary
Roberta "Robbie" Stevenson, character on TV's "The Journey of Allen Strange"
Roberta Kittleson, character on TV's "The Practice"
"Gowns by Roberta," novel by Alice Duer Miller, basis for 1935 movie "Roberta"
Roberta "Bobbie", character in E Nesbit's "The Railway Children"
Robert "Bobby" Ellis, character in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
April Roberta Ludgate-Dwyer, character on "Parks and Recreation"