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4.8m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Robert

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright Fame
  • #3 All Time
  • #63 in 2015
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
172k Roberta (English)
107k Roberto (Italian)
5k Rupert (French)

How popular is the baby 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 2,475 7 2,468 #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 #10 boy name
1888 2,833 19 2,814 #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 2,727 17 2,710 #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 3,845 24 3,821 #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 15,755 72 15,683 #4 boy name
1914 21,268 80 21,188 #4 boy name
1915 28,854 116 28,738 #4 boy name
1916 31,862 122 31,740 #4 boy name
1917 35,388 168 35,220 #4 boy name
1918 40,802 178 40,624 #4 boy name
1919 41,208 184 41,024 #4 boy name
1920 48,886 205 48,681 #3 boy name
1921 53,023 244 52,779 #2 boy name
1922 54,035 237 53,798 #2 boy name
1923 56,370 250 56,120 #2 boy name
1924 61,092 298 60,794 #1 boy name
1925 61,246 350 60,896 #1 boy name
1926 61,496 370 61,126 #1 boy name
1927 62,075 411 61,664 #1 boy name
1928 61,125 435 60,690 #1 boy name
1929 60,242 440 59,802 #1 boy name
1930 62,571 425 62,146 #1 boy name
1931 60,842 343 60,499 #1 boy name
1932 59,576 326 59,250 #1 boy name
1933 54,481 273 54,208 #1 boy name
1934 56,093 266 55,827 #1 boy name
1935 56,751 231 56,520 #1 boy name
1936 58,710 221 58,489 #1 boy name
1937 62,044 223 61,821 #1 boy name
1938 62,480 218 62,262 #1 boy name
1939 59,855 209 59,646 #1 boy name
1940 61,400 206 61,194 #2 boy name
1941 64,428 196 64,232 #2 boy name
1942 72,047 209 71,838 #2 boy name
1943 75,106 250 74,856 #2 boy name
1944 71,039 193 70,846 #2 boy name
1945 70,129 199 69,930 #2 boy name
1946 84,344 215 84,129 #2 boy name
1947 91,882 236 91,646 #2 boy name
1948 85,685 208 85,477 #2 boy name
1949 84,059 202 83,857 #2 boy name
1950 83,794 204 83,590 #2 boy name
1951 86,532 208 86,324 #2 boy name
1952 86,763 195 86,568 #2 boy name
1953 86,419 228 86,191 #1 boy name
1954 86,459 191 86,268 #2 boy name
1955 83,911 235 83,676 #4 boy name
1956 84,124 214 83,910 #3 boy name
1957 81,962 255 81,707 #4 boy name
1958 77,530 235 77,295 #4 boy name
1959 74,740 237 74,503 #5 boy name
1960 72,656 271 72,385 #5 boy name
1961 73,201 289 72,912 #5 boy name
1962 70,441 229 70,212 #5 boy name
1963 70,277 256 70,021 #5 boy name
1964 70,276 278 69,998 #5 boy name
1965 63,399 255 63,144 #5 boy name
1966 59,595 251 59,344 #5 boy name
1967 56,642 255 56,387 #5 boy name
1968 58,488 265 58,223 #5 boy name
1969 58,684 335 58,349 #5 boy name
1970 57,536 328 57,208 #5 boy name
1971 50,950 297 50,653 #5 boy name
1972 43,321 288 43,033 #6 boy name
1973 38,971 249 38,722 #7 boy name
1974 37,285 242 37,043 #7 boy name
1975 35,586 244 35,342 #6 boy name
1976 34,050 236 33,814 #7 boy name
1977 34,461 238 34,223 #7 boy name
1978 33,643 254 33,389 #8 boy name
1979 34,277 252 34,025 #8 boy name
1980 34,527 254 34,273 #9 boy name
1981 34,621 228 34,393 #9 boy name
1982 34,646 233 34,413 #9 boy name
1983 32,998 255 32,743 #10 boy name
1984 31,987 230 31,757 #9 boy name
1985 32,321 238 32,083 #8 boy name
1986 31,574 241 31,333 #9 boy name
1987 30,449 219 30,230 #10 boy name
1988 30,491 182 30,309 #10 boy name
1989 30,190 126 30,064 #10 boy name
1990 28,974 109 28,865 #13 boy name
1991 26,904 77 26,827 #13 boy name
1992 24,146 59 24,087 #17 boy name
1993 22,514 70 22,444 #17 boy name
1994 20,608 52 20,556 #21 boy name
1995 18,625 44 18,581 #22 boy name
1996 17,707 37 17,670 #23 boy name
1997 16,339 36 16,303 #23 boy name
1998 15,552 28 15,524 #23 boy name
1999 14,561 24 14,537 #26 boy name
2000 13,757 23 13,734 #29 boy name
2001 12,680 21 12,659 #30 boy name
2002 12,038 14 12,024 #34 boy name
2003 11,403 16 11,387 #35 boy name
2004 10,710 35 10,675 #36 boy name
2005 10,166 17 10,149 #37 boy name
2006 9,904 11 9,893 #47 boy name
2007 9,376 9 9,367 #47 boy name
2008 8,828 7 8,821 #49 boy name
2009 7,826 11 7,815 #55 boy name
2010 7,554 12 7,542 #54 boy name
2011 6,968 9 6,959 #62 boy name
2012 6,936 7 6,929 #61 boy name
2013 6,698 8 6,690 #62 boy name
2014 6,619 7 6,612 #60 boy name
2015 6,084 8 6,076 #63 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Robert baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,823,167 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 91,646 babies. (That's a lot of baby Roberts)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robert" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 297 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 9,904 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.

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 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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Robert Redford

Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer, and businessman with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1959 to present. Robert was born in 1937 as Charles Robert Redford Jr. in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1952 to present. Robert was born in 1931 as Robert Selden Duvall in San Diego, California, U.S.

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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 Plant

Robert Plant is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in rock, hard rock, blues rock, and folk rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Robert was born in 1948 as Robert Anthony Plant in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Robert

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Durst
Robert E Lee
Robert Half
Robert Herjavec
Robert Kardashian

Alternative Meanings

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

R is for realist, the way you are.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

Your name in reverse order is "Trebor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Toebrr". 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 Aug 12, 1970

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 Egypt approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

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.

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