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172k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Roberta

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright fame
  • #408 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
4.8m Robert (English)
106k Roberto (Italian)
5k Rupert (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 34 34 0
1881 41 41 0
1882 35 35 0
1883 48 48 0
1884 55 55 0
1885 45 45 0
1886 72 72 0
1887 64 64 0
1888 74 74 0
1889 73 73 0
1890 91 91 0
1891 88 88 0
1892 86 86 0
1893 82 82 0
1894 116 116 0
1895 130 130 0
1896 113 113 0
1897 130 130 0
1898 144 144 0
1899 140 140 0
1900 199 199 0
1901 165 165 0
1902 176 176 0
1903 205 205 0
1904 211 211 0
1905 243 243 0
1906 233 233 0
1907 291 291 0
1908 296 296 0
1909 353 353 0
1910 433 433 0
1911 441 441 0
1912 693 693 0
1913 755 755 0
1914 926 921 5
1915 1,161 1,156 5
1916 1,319 1,313 6
1917 1,433 1,426 7
1918 1,686 1,680 6
1919 1,561 1,552 9
1920 1,643 1,636 7
1921 1,742 1,732 10
1922 1,668 1,659 9
1923 1,663 1,658 5
1924 1,785 1,773 12
1925 1,771 1,759 12
1926 1,889 1,877 12
1927 2,243 2,231 12
1928 1,937 1,924 13
1929 1,985 1,971 14
1930 1,960 1,951 9
1931 1,963 1,953 10
1932 2,256 2,243 13
1933 2,048 2,037 11
1934 2,388 2,372 16
1935 3,201 3,180 21 #77 girl name
1936 3,487 3,467 20 #64 girl name
1937 3,585 3,567 18 #66 girl name
1938 3,562 3,546 16 #73 girl name
1939 3,427 3,411 16 #71 girl name
1940 3,449 3,432 17 #71 girl name
1941 3,414 3,396 18 #72 girl name
1942 4,122 4,103 19 #66 girl name
1943 4,190 4,168 22 #66 girl name
1944 3,759 3,744 15 #70 girl name
1945 3,619 3,601 18 #75 girl name
1946 4,031 4,016 15 #86 girl name
1947 4,274 4,261 13 #90 girl name
1948 3,676 3,667 9
1949 3,664 3,658 6 #97 girl name
1950 3,645 3,632 13 #96 girl name
1951 3,984 3,978 6 #92 girl name
1952 4,234 4,226 8 #88 girl name
1953 4,311 4,300 11 #90 girl name
1954 4,052 4,043 9
1955 3,798 3,781 17
1956 3,877 3,867 10
1957 3,714 3,701 13
1958 3,316 3,299 17
1959 3,091 3,084 7
1960 2,853 2,843 10
1961 2,568 2,558 10
1962 2,539 2,530 9
1963 2,334 2,322 12
1964 2,286 2,278 8
1965 2,139 2,129 10
1966 1,826 1,816 10
1967 1,633 1,623 10
1968 1,499 1,491 8
1969 1,517 1,506 11
1970 1,391 1,375 16
1971 1,178 1,170 8
1972 976 976 0
1973 873 865 8
1974 827 820 7
1975 677 670 7
1976 623 616 7
1977 575 575 0
1978 529 529 0
1979 498 493 5
1980 494 483 11
1981 469 462 7
1982 421 412 9
1983 340 335 5
1984 323 315 8
1985 296 289 7
1986 290 284 6
1987 261 261 0
1988 216 209 7
1989 232 232 0
1990 211 202 9
1991 190 190 0
1992 164 164 0
1993 149 149 0
1994 119 119 0
1995 107 107 0
1996 108 108 0
1997 96 96 0
1998 86 86 0
1999 76 76 0
2000 66 66 0
2001 71 71 0
2002 64 64 0
2003 42 42 0
2004 46 46 0
2005 54 54 0
2006 66 66 0
2007 59 59 0
2008 42 42 0
2009 38 38 0
2010 45 45 0
2011 59 59 0
2012 57 57 0
2013 42 42 0
2014 65 65 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Roberta? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 171,669 babies born with the name Roberta in the United States. That's more than enough Robertas to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 34 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Roberta" was in 1953 with a total of 4,300 babies. (That's a lot of baby Robertas)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roberta" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 68 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 3,487 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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Where is the name Roberta popular?

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Roberta

The name "Roberta" is of English origin, and it means "Bright fame". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

B is for bloom, your glow of life.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for rational, the way you think.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Atrebor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Etbrora". 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 Roberta born May 13, 1934

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 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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