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4.8m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Robert

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright Fame
  • #3 All Time
  • #61 in 2014
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
172k Roberta (English)
106k Roberto (Italian)
5k Rupert (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,426 11 2,415 #10 boy name
1881 2,149 9 2,140 #11 boy name
1882 2,512 12 2,500 #10 boy name
1883 2,345 11 2,334 #9 boy name
1884 2,476 7 2,469 #10 boy name
1885 2,333 11 2,322 #9 boy name
1886 2,460 16 2,444 #8 boy name
1887 2,133 8 2,125 #11 boy name
1888 2,834 19 2,815 #8 boy name
1889 2,527 14 2,513 #9 boy name
1890 2,553 12 2,541 #8 boy name
1891 2,249 9 2,240 #8 boy name
1892 2,728 17 2,711 #8 boy name
1893 2,580 17 2,563 #8 boy name
1894 2,518 21 2,497 #8 boy name
1895 2,655 20 2,635 #8 boy name
1896 2,747 28 2,719 #8 boy name
1897 2,719 18 2,701 #8 boy name
1898 2,944 12 2,932 #7 boy name
1899 2,627 18 2,609 #7 boy name
1900 3,847 24 3,823 #6 boy name
1901 2,559 16 2,543 #7 boy name
1902 3,201 21 3,180 #6 boy name
1903 3,057 13 3,044 #7 boy name
1904 3,427 13 3,414 #5 boy name
1905 3,431 21 3,410 #6 boy name
1906 3,651 16 3,635 #5 boy name
1907 4,042 22 4,020 #5 boy name
1908 4,246 26 4,220 #5 boy name
1909 4,588 25 4,563 #5 boy name
1910 5,639 29 5,610 #4 boy name
1911 6,565 39 6,526 #5 boy name
1912 12,901 64 12,837 #4 boy name
1913 15,754 72 15,682 #4 boy name
1914 21,268 80 21,188 #4 boy name
1915 28,854 116 28,738 #4 boy name
1916 31,863 122 31,741 #4 boy name
1917 35,387 168 35,219 #4 boy name
1918 40,801 178 40,623 #4 boy name
1919 41,213 184 41,029 #4 boy name
1920 48,885 205 48,680 #3 boy name
1921 53,026 244 52,782 #2 boy name
1922 54,034 237 53,797 #2 boy name
1923 56,366 250 56,116 #2 boy name
1924 61,090 298 60,792 #1 boy name
1925 61,253 350 60,903 #1 boy name
1926 61,488 370 61,118 #1 boy name
1927 62,075 411 61,664 #1 boy name
1928 61,115 435 60,680 #1 boy name
1929 60,242 440 59,802 #1 boy name
1930 62,568 425 62,143 #1 boy name
1931 60,840 343 60,497 #1 boy name
1932 59,574 326 59,248 #1 boy name
1933 54,478 273 54,205 #1 boy name
1934 56,092 266 55,826 #1 boy name
1935 56,745 231 56,514 #1 boy name
1936 58,707 221 58,486 #1 boy name
1937 62,044 223 61,821 #1 boy name
1938 62,480 218 62,262 #1 boy name
1939 59,849 209 59,640 #1 boy name
1940 61,398 206 61,192 #2 boy name
1941 64,429 196 64,233 #2 boy name
1942 72,043 209 71,834 #2 boy name
1943 75,103 250 74,853 #2 boy name
1944 71,036 193 70,843 #2 boy name
1945 70,125 199 69,926 #2 boy name
1946 84,345 215 84,130 #2 boy name
1947 91,878 236 91,642 #2 boy name
1948 85,687 208 85,479 #2 boy name
1949 84,043 202 83,841 #2 boy name
1950 83,743 203 83,540 #2 boy name
1951 86,535 208 86,327 #2 boy name
1952 86,767 195 86,572 #2 boy name
1953 86,363 228 86,135 #1 boy name
1954 86,449 191 86,258 #3 boy name
1955 83,911 235 83,676 #4 boy name
1956 84,117 214 83,903 #3 boy name
1957 81,962 255 81,707 #4 boy name
1958 77,520 235 77,285 #4 boy name
1959 74,743 237 74,506 #5 boy name
1960 72,657 271 72,386 #5 boy name
1961 73,197 289 72,908 #5 boy name
1962 70,443 229 70,214 #5 boy name
1963 70,280 256 70,024 #5 boy name
1964 70,272 278 69,994 #5 boy name
1965 63,401 255 63,146 #5 boy name
1966 59,601 251 59,350 #5 boy name
1967 56,640 255 56,385 #5 boy name
1968 58,494 265 58,229 #5 boy name
1969 58,677 335 58,342 #5 boy name
1970 57,541 328 57,213 #5 boy name
1971 50,953 297 50,656 #5 boy name
1972 43,323 288 43,035 #6 boy name
1973 38,970 249 38,721 #7 boy name
1974 37,288 242 37,046 #7 boy name
1975 35,581 244 35,337 #6 boy name
1976 34,051 236 33,815 #7 boy name
1977 34,459 238 34,221 #7 boy name
1978 33,636 255 33,381 #8 boy name
1979 34,277 252 34,025 #8 boy name
1980 34,527 254 34,273 #9 boy name
1981 34,616 228 34,388 #9 boy name
1982 34,644 233 34,411 #9 boy name
1983 32,994 255 32,739 #10 boy name
1984 31,982 230 31,752 #9 boy name
1985 32,316 238 32,078 #8 boy name
1986 31,573 241 31,332 #9 boy name
1987 30,451 219 30,232 #10 boy name
1988 30,488 182 30,306 #10 boy name
1989 30,190 126 30,064 #10 boy name
1990 28,973 109 28,864 #13 boy name
1991 26,904 77 26,827 #13 boy name
1992 24,145 59 24,086 #17 boy name
1993 22,514 70 22,444 #17 boy name
1994 20,607 52 20,555 #21 boy name
1995 18,627 44 18,583 #22 boy name
1996 17,706 37 17,669 #23 boy name
1997 16,337 36 16,301 #23 boy name
1998 15,552 28 15,524 #23 boy name
1999 14,559 24 14,535 #26 boy name
2000 13,756 23 13,733 #29 boy name
2001 12,680 21 12,659 #30 boy name
2002 12,037 14 12,023 #34 boy name
2003 11,402 16 11,386 #35 boy name
2004 10,707 35 10,672 #36 boy name
2005 10,164 17 10,147 #37 boy name
2006 9,902 11 9,891 #47 boy name
2007 9,375 9 9,366 #47 boy name
2008 8,826 7 8,819 #49 boy name
2009 7,823 11 7,812 #55 boy name
2010 7,551 12 7,539 #54 boy name
2011 6,961 9 6,952 #62 boy name
2012 6,933 7 6,926 #61 boy name
2013 6,687 8 6,679 #62 boy name
2014 6,578 6 6,572 #61 boy name

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robert" ranks #3 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 4,148 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1953. Across the entire United States a total of 86,363 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Robert" mean? The list below shows the origins of Robert as well as things modernly associated with the name Robert such as celebrities named Robert.

English

Origin and Meaning of Robert

The name "Robert" is of English origin, and it means "Bright Fame". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Robert Pattinson

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

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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.

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer specializing in pop rock, soft rock, dance, and britpop (early solo work) music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Robbie was born in 1974 as Robert Peter Williams in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Robert De Niro

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

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Bob Dylan

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

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Rob Lowe

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

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Alternative Meanings

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Your name in reverse order is "Trebor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rboert". 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.

Past life for Robert born Apr 23, 1964

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 Thailand approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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