Meaning:Bright Fame


Pronunciation:ROB ert

Variations:-Coming Soon-

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About Robert

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Robert is a traditional name that was widely given to boys in the 1930s and 1950s. The name is ideal for those parents looking for a traditional name with modern appeal to it.

Detailed Meaning

Introduced to Britain by the Normans, Robert has since remained in the spotlight as a popular first name. It is often shortened to Bob.

Famous People With This Name

Famous bearers of the name include Robert De Niro, one of the best known American actors in the world and famous for his role in “The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull.” Robert Kennedy, the Attorney General for the United States of America during Jack Kennedy’s presidency (JFK was also his brother). Robert the Bruce was King of Scots in the 14th century and is considered a national hero for leading Scotland to independence from England.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Robert are Rob, Robbie, Robi, Bob and Bobby.

Related Names

An alternative way of spelling Robert is Roburt. Of course, related names include Bob and Bobby, both of which are now given names in themselves. Roberta is the female version of the name.

Stories Featuring This Name

A fictional character named Robert is Robert Baratheon, a character from the George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” series. Robert Barone was a character on American television show “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Robert Langdon is the protagonist of Dan Brown’s novels, “Angels and Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “The Lost Symbol” and “Inferno.”

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