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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 refreshing, the sparkling you.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Your name in reverse order is "Trebor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Trbroe". 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 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robert" is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 70,443 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 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 Sep 21, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.