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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802,426112,415#10 boy name
18812,14992,140#11 boy name
18822,512122,500#10 boy name
18832,345112,334#9 boy name
18842,47672,469#10 boy name
18852,333112,322#9 boy name
18862,460162,444#8 boy name
18872,13382,125#11 boy name
18882,834192,815#8 boy name
18892,527142,513#9 boy name
18902,553122,541#8 boy name
18912,24992,240#8 boy name
18922,728172,711#8 boy name
18932,580172,563#8 boy name
18942,518212,497#8 boy name
18952,655202,635#8 boy name
18962,747282,719#8 boy name
18972,719182,701#8 boy name
18982,944122,932#7 boy name
18992,627182,609#7 boy name
19003,847243,823#6 boy name
19012,559162,543#7 boy name
19023,201213,180#6 boy name
19033,057133,044#7 boy name
19043,427133,414#5 boy name
19053,431213,410#6 boy name
19063,651163,635#5 boy name
19074,042224,020#5 boy name
19084,246264,220#5 boy name
19094,588254,563#5 boy name
19105,639295,610#4 boy name
19116,565396,526#5 boy name
191212,9016412,837#4 boy name
191315,7547215,682#4 boy name
191421,2688021,188#4 boy name
191528,85411628,738#4 boy name
191631,86312231,741#4 boy name
191735,38716835,219#4 boy name
191840,80117840,623#4 boy name
191941,21318441,029#4 boy name
192048,88520548,680#3 boy name
192153,02624452,782#2 boy name
192254,03423753,797#2 boy name
192356,36625056,116#2 boy name
192461,09029860,792#1 boy name
192561,25335060,903#1 boy name
192661,48837061,118#1 boy name
192762,07541161,664#1 boy name
192861,11543560,680#1 boy name
192960,24244059,802#1 boy name
193062,56842562,143#1 boy name
193160,84034360,497#1 boy name
193259,57432659,248#1 boy name
193354,47827354,205#1 boy name
193456,09226655,826#1 boy name
193556,74523156,514#1 boy name
193658,70722158,486#1 boy name
193762,04422361,821#1 boy name
193862,48021862,262#1 boy name
193959,84920959,640#1 boy name
194061,39820661,192#2 boy name
194164,42919664,233#2 boy name
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194375,10325074,853#2 boy name
194471,03619370,843#2 boy name
194570,12519969,926#2 boy name
194684,34521584,130#2 boy name
194791,87823691,642#2 boy name
194885,68720885,479#2 boy name
194984,04320283,841#2 boy name
195083,74320383,540#2 boy name
195186,53520886,327#2 boy name
195286,76719586,572#2 boy name
195386,36322886,135#1 boy name
195486,44919186,258#3 boy name
195583,91123583,676#4 boy name
195684,11721483,903#3 boy name
195781,96225581,707#4 boy name
195877,52023577,285#4 boy name
195974,74323774,506#5 boy name
196072,65727172,386#5 boy name
196173,19728972,908#5 boy name
196270,44322970,214#5 boy name
196370,28025670,024#5 boy name
196470,27227869,994#5 boy name
196563,40125563,146#5 boy name
196659,60125159,350#5 boy name
196756,64025556,385#5 boy name
196858,49426558,229#5 boy name
196958,67733558,342#5 boy name
197057,54132857,213#5 boy name
197150,95329750,656#5 boy name
197243,32328843,035#6 boy name
197338,97024938,721#7 boy name
197437,28824237,046#7 boy name
197535,58124435,337#6 boy name
197634,05123633,815#7 boy name
197734,45923834,221#7 boy name
197833,63625533,381#8 boy name
197934,27725234,025#8 boy name
198034,52725434,273#9 boy name
198134,61622834,388#9 boy name
198234,64423334,411#9 boy name
198332,99425532,739#10 boy name
198431,98223031,752#9 boy name
198532,31623832,078#8 boy name
198631,57324131,332#9 boy name
198730,45121930,232#10 boy name
198830,48818230,306#10 boy name
198930,19012630,064#10 boy name
199028,97310928,864#13 boy name
199126,9047726,827#13 boy name
199224,1455924,086#17 boy name
199322,5147022,444#17 boy name
199420,6075220,555#21 boy name
199518,6274418,583#22 boy name
199617,7063717,669#23 boy name
199716,3373616,301#23 boy name
199815,5522815,524#23 boy name
199914,5592414,535#26 boy name
200013,7562313,733#29 boy name
200112,6802112,659#30 boy name
200212,0371412,023#34 boy name
200311,4021611,386#35 boy name
200410,7073510,672#36 boy name
200510,1641710,147#37 boy name
20069,902119,891#47 boy name
20079,37599,366#47 boy name
20088,82678,819#49 boy name
20097,823117,812#55 boy name
20107,551127,539#54 boy name
20116,96196,952#62 boy name
20126,93376,926#61 boy name
20136,68786,679#62 boy name
20146,57866,572#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 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 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robert" ranks #4 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 630 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1924. Across the entire United States a total of 61,090 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 rapport, friends seek you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

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

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 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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Past life for Robert born Jun 11, 1962

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 Poland approximately on 700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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