German variation of Robert
"bright fame"

Rupert Origin and Meaning

The name Rupert is a boy's name of German origin meaning "bright fame".
Rupert is a charming-yet-manly name long more popular in Britain (where it's attached to a beloved cartoon bear) than in the U.S. Yet we can see Rupert as a more stylish, modern way to honor an ancestral Robert.

Rupert has been more visible in this country of late via Rupert Grint, portrayer of Harry Potter's Ron Weasley and the character Rupert Giles, mentor of Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as actors Rupert Everett and Rupert Graves--not to mention media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Off the US popularity lists since the early fifties, Rupert ranks high on Nameberry--at Number 170.
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Rupert Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Rupert

  • RupertKing of Germany
  • Saint Rupert of SalzburgBishop of Worms, Austria
  • Rupert Francis YoungEnglish actor
  • (Keith) Rupert MurdochAustralian,American media mogul
  • Rupert James Hector EverettEnglish actor
  • Rupert GravesEnglish actor
  • Rupert Alexander Lloyd GrintEnglish actor
  • Rupert William PenryJones, English actor
  • Rupert William Anthony FriendEnglish actor
  • Rupert Louis Ferdinand Frederick Constantine Lofredo Leopold Herbert Maximilian Hubert John HenryPrince of Löwenstein,Wertheim,Freudenberg, German financial manager of The Rolling Stones
  • Rupert von Trappson of Georg and Maria von Trapp of "Sound of Music" fame
  • RupertPrince of the Rhine, cavalry commander during the English Civil War
  • Rupert BonehamAmerican reality TV contestant ("Survivor")
  • Rupert Chawner BrookeEnglish WWI poet
  • Rupert Atkinsonbrother of English actor Rowan Atkinson
  • (Alfred) Rupert SheldrakeEnglish parapsychology author
  • Rupert DaviesEnglish actor
  • Rupert EvansEnglish actor
  • Rupert Holmes (born David Goldstein)English singer,songwriter
  • Rupert Miles SandersEnglish film director

Rupert in Pop Culture

  • Rupert BearEnglish cartoon character
  • Rupert of Hentzaucentral character in "The Prisoner of Zenda"
  • Rupert Psmith aka Ronald Eustace Psmithdandyish Old Etonian (expelled) flaneur and social escapologist in the works of P.G. Wodehouse
  • Rupert "Ru" KeithMillie's pensive younger brother in "A Life of Faith" series
  • Rupert Clintonmain character in G. A. Henty's, The Dash for Khartoum
  • Rupert Burnscharacter from movie "Bicentennial Man"
  • RupertStewie's teddy bear on TV's "Family Guy"
  • Rupert KirkeRupert Lemon, Rupert Xavier, and Rupert Pierpoint, part of boy band The Ruperts; characters from Moldavsky’s “Kill The Boy Band.”
  • Rupert Hollidaymain character in G. A. Henty's, A Cornet of Horse
  • Rupert Gilescharacter on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Rupert Thornecharacter in DC Universe
  • Rupertsquirrel in the 1950 Christmas film The Great Rupert
  • Rupert CampbellBlack, character in the Rutshire Chronicles series by Jilly Cooper
  • Rupert T. Waxflattercharacter in the film Young Sherlock Holmes
  • Rupert Pupkinthe anti,hero in the 1983 film The King of Comedy
  • Rupert Campionthe son of Albert Campion in Margery Allingham's series
  • Rupert Birkincharacter in "Women in Love" by D.H. Lawrence

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