Rob

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
537
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rob

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rob
The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire till it acquires the consistence of a sirup. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.

Etymology: F.; cf. Sp. rob, It. rob robbo, Pg. robe arrobe, Ar. rubb robb, Per. rub

verb Rob
Senses
  1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from."Who would rob a hermit of his weeds, His few books, or his beads, or maple dish?" [Milton.]"He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all." [Shak.]"To be executed for robbing a church." [Shak.]
  2. [Law] To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in fear.
  3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight. "I never robbed the soldiers of their pay." [Shak.]

Etymology: OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub�n, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. √114. See Reave,and cf. Robe

verb Rob
To take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  2. Take something away by force or without the consent of the owner ("The burglars robbed him of all his money")
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
  2. (rare compared to the pet form) A surname​, derived from Robert.

Notable Persons Named Rob

Rob Lowe is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Hepler Lowe on March 17th, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

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Rob Gronkowski is a football player. Rob was born on May 14th, 1989 in Amherst, New York. Rob is also known as Gronkowski and Robert James; Gronk.

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Rob Zombie is a heavy metal music, hard rock, industrial metal, nu metal, and shock rock musician. He plays Vocals and Lead vocalist. He was most active from 1985 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Bartleh Cummings on January 12th, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Rob is also known as Rob Straker and Rob Zodiac.

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Rob Kardashian is a television personality, businessman, fashion designer, and socialite. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Arthur Kardashian by his parents Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner on March 17th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Rob Reiner is an actor, director, producer, and activist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Reiner on March 6th, 1947 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Rob Schneider is an actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1987. Rob was given the name Robert Michael Schneider on October 31st, 1963 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rob

Black Rob is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He was most active from 1993 to 1993. Black was given the name Robert Ross on July 12th, 1970 in Harlem. Black is also known as Rob Marciano, Robbie O, and Banco Pop.

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Lil Rob is a hip hop music and g-funk musician. His ongoing career started in 1992. Lil was given the name Robert Flores on September 21st, 1975 in San Diego.

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J. Rob is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and pop music record producer, songwriter, and engineer. J. was given the name Justen Robinson on September 24th, 1985.

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Lubos Rob is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Lubos was born on August 5th, 1970 in Czechoslovakia.

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Răzvan Rob is a sports team member for the AF Gloria Bistrița.

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How popular is the baby name Rob in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1890 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1912 14 0 14
1913 7 0 7
1914 11 0 11
1915 8 0 8
1916 13 0 13
1917 11 0 11
1918 18 0 18
1919 12 0 12
1920 17 0 17
1921 15 0 15
1922 20 0 20
1923 17 0 17
1924 14 0 14
1925 22 0 22
1926 11 0 11
1927 15 0 15
1928 15 0 15
1929 19 0 19
1930 17 0 17
1931 14 0 14
1932 17 0 17
1933 10 0 10
1934 13 0 13
1935 14 0 14
1936 11 0 11
1937 13 0 13
1938 13 0 13
1939 13 0 13
1940 13 0 13
1941 17 0 17
1942 10 0 10
1943 21 0 21
1944 25 0 25
1945 31 0 31
1946 30 0 30
1947 35 0 35
1948 48 0 48
1949 39 0 39
1950 45 0 45
1951 41 0 41
1952 58 0 58
1953 84 0 84
1954 113 0 113
1955 129 0 129
1956 171 0 171
1957 252 0 252
1958 316 0 316
1959 342 0 342
1960 354 0 354
1961 442 0 442
1962 487 0 487
1963 554 0 554
1964 547 0 547
1965 437 0 437
1966 327 0 327
1967 273 0 273
1968 334 0 334
1969 405 0 405
1970 333 0 333
1971 274 0 274
1972 199 0 199
1973 127 0 127
1974 115 0 115
1975 104 0 104
1976 70 0 70
1977 79 0 79
1978 78 0 78
1979 56 0 56
1980 59 0 59
1981 38 0 38
1982 53 0 53
1983 38 0 38
1984 42 0 42
1985 30 0 30
1986 41 0 41
1987 42 0 42
1988 57 0 57
1989 43 0 43
1990 36 0 36
1991 35 0 35
1992 39 0 39
1993 25 0 25
1994 20 0 20
1995 22 0 22
1996 19 0 19
1997 14 0 14
1998 18 0 18
1999 18 0 18
2000 15 0 15
2001 14 0 14
2002 11 0 11
2003 12 0 12
2004 14 0 14
2005 13 0 13
2007 17 0 17
2008 10 0 10
2009 12 0 12
2010 14 0 14
2011 13 0 13
2012 8 0 8
2013 7 0 7
2014 14 0 14
2016 5 0 5
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Rob as a first name

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Popularity of Rob as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rob U.S.
  White 43.95% 64.26%
  African American 18.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rob

People with the last name Rob are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rob

  • How Popular is the name Rob? Rob is the 2,731st most popular name of all time. As a last name Rob was the 40,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rob have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,710 babies born with the first name Rob in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rob to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rob? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rob first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rob is Saturday, August 6th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rob born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rob was in 1963 with a total of 554 babies.
  • Random Rob Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rob is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Rob: Your name in reverse order is Bor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rob? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 537 people with the last name Rob.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rob? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rob as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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