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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #3 most popular

Similar Names
172k Roberta (English)
106k Roberto (Italian)
5k Rupert (French)

What does the name "Robert" mean?

Robert (English): Bright Fame

The name "Robert" is of English origin and it means "Bright Fame". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for elegant, born within you.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

T is for tender, loving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Trebor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Orretb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Robert" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Robert? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,816,785 babies born with the name Robert in the United States. That's more than enough Roberts to occupy the country of Ireland with an estimated population of 4,588,252 (as of April 10, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,426 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Robert" was in 1947 with a total of 91,642 babies. (That's a lot of baby Roberts)

According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robert" is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 34,616 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Robert popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Robert in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Robert

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is an actor, model, musician, and film producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Robert was born in 1986 as Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson in London, England, UK.


Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to present. Robert was born in 1965 as Robert John Downey, Jr. in Manhattan, New York, U.S.


Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams is a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Robbie was born in 1974 as Robert Peter Williams in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1963 to present. Robert was born in 1943 in Manhattan, New York, United States.


Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is a singer-songwriter, artist, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1959 to present. Bob was born in 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.


Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1979 to present. Rob was born in 1964 as Robert Hepler Lowe in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.


Past life for Robert born Jun 16, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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