Roberta

First Name
172k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
162
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roberta

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

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, feminine form of Robert.

Roberta was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Roberta

Joni Mitchell is a folk music, rock music, jazz, and pop music musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, auto-harp, Appalachian dulcimer, Bass guitar, and Synthesizer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 2007. Joni was given the name Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7th, 1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Joni is also known as Roberta Joan Mitchell and Joni Anderson.

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Roberta Flack is a jazz, folk music, soul music, rhythm, and blues musician. She has been prominent since 1969. Roberta was given the name Roberta Cleopatra Flack on February 10th, 1939 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States. Roberta is also known as Rubina Flake.

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Bobbie Gentry is a country music, pop music, and soul music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She holds the title Ode to Billie Joe". She was most prominent from 1964 to 1981. Bobbie was given the name Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27th, 1944.

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Roberta Vinci is a tennis player. Roberta was born on February 18th, 1983 in Taranto, Apulia, Italy.

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Roberta Bondar is a neurology, scientist, teacher, author, photographer, and astronaut.

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Roberta Williams is a video game designer, writer, and video game design. Roberta was born on February 16th, 1953.

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How popular is the baby 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 2,257 2,244 13
1933 2,049 2,038 11
1934 2,389 2,373 16
1935 3,200 3,179 21 #77 girl name
1936 3,485 3,465 20 #64 girl name
1937 3,586 3,568 18 #66 girl name
1938 3,563 3,547 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 4,124 4,105 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 #85 girl name
1947 4,273 4,260 13 #90 girl name
1948 3,676 3,667 9
1949 3,665 3,659 6 #97 girl name
1950 3,645 3,632 13 #96 girl name
1951 3,984 3,978 6 #92 girl name
1952 4,235 4,227 8 #88 girl name
1953 4,310 4,299 11 #90 girl name
1954 4,054 4,045 9
1955 3,798 3,781 17
1956 3,877 3,867 10
1957 3,715 3,702 13
1958 3,316 3,299 17
1959 3,090 3,083 7
1960 2,853 2,843 10
1961 2,569 2,559 10
1962 2,538 2,529 9
1963 2,336 2,324 12
1964 2,286 2,278 8
1965 2,140 2,130 10
1966 1,826 1,816 10
1967 1,632 1,622 10
1968 1,498 1,490 8
1969 1,515 1,504 11
1970 1,392 1,376 16
1971 1,176 1,168 8
1972 979 979 0
1973 873 865 8
1974 827 820 7
1975 677 670 7
1976 624 617 7
1977 575 575 0
1978 529 529 0
1979 499 494 5
1980 493 482 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 108 108 0
1996 108 108 0
1997 96 96 0
1998 87 87 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 66 66 0
2015 60 60 0
2016 61 61 0

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Popularity of Roberta as a first name

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Popularity of Roberta as a last name

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Common last names for Roberta

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Clark
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roberta U.S.
  White 78.40% 64.26%
  African American 6.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roberta

People with the last name Roberta are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Roberta

  • How Popular is the name Roberta? Roberta is the 416th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roberta was the 109,258th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roberta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 171,801 babies born with the first name Roberta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roberta to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roberta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 34 new born babies.
  • When was Roberta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roberta is Thursday, November 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Roberta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roberta was in 1953 with a total of 4,299 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roberta!
  • Random Roberta Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roberta ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 7 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Roberta: Your name in reverse order is Atrebor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tearrob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roberta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 162 people with the last name Roberta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roberta? Roberta is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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