"bright fame"

Roberta Origin and Meaning

The name Roberta is 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.

Roberta Popularity

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Famous People Named Roberta

  • Roberta Cleopatra FlackAmerican singer
  • Roberta PetersAmerican coloratura soprano
  • Roberta Bondarfirst Canadian woman astronaut
  • Roberta Joan "Joni" MitchellCanadian singer,songwriter
  • Roberta Lee Streeterbirth name of American singer Bobbie Gentry
  • Roberta VinciItalian tennis player
  • Roberta SmithAmerican art critic
  • Roberta "Maisie" Bidengranddaughter of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Roberta in Pop Culture

  • Roberta "Bertie" Robinsoncharacter in movie "The Swiss Family Robinson"
  • Roberta Quimbysister of Ramona Quimby in novels by Beverly Cleary
  • Roberta "Robbie" Stevensoncharacter on TV's "The Journey of Allen Strange"
  • Roberta Kittlesoncharacter 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" Ellischaracter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • April Roberta LudgateDwyer, character on "Parks and Recreation"