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Robert - Names

Meaning of the name Robert

Gender:

Male

Meaning:

‘Bright fame’/ ‘Bright with glory’ (from Germanic: Hrodebert)

History & etymology:

The name, spelled Hrodebert, was adopted into English from Old High German via Old French. It replaced the earlier Old English version of the name, Hreodbeorht.

Germanic name Hrodebert was composed of the words: hrod- ‘fame, glory’ and -berht ‘bright’.

One of the possible patron saints of the name is St. Robert Bellarmine. He was born in the 6th century Italy to a pious mother, niece of Pope Marcellus II. He was a bright theology student who later took to lecturing at the Roman College, subsequently became a Rector and finally a Cardinal. St. Robert is remembered for his numerous writings against heresy.

His feats day is celebrated on 17th September.

Alternative spellings & nicknames:

Roberto, Robbie
Related names: Rupert, Ruprecht
Diminutives: Rob, Robbie, Robby, Robin

Similar names in other languages & name days:

Austria
15th May: Rupert
7th June: Robert

Croatia
27th March: Rupert
25th April, 7th June: Robert

Czech Republic
29th April: Robert

France
30th April: Robert

Germany
7th June, 17th September: Robert
24th September: Rupert

Hungary
7th June: Róbert

Italy
27th March: Ruperto
13th May: Roberto

Lithuania
7th June: Robertas

Poland
27th March: Rupert
17th April, 29th April, 13th May, 7th June, 18th July: Robert

Spain
7th June: Roberto

Sweden
7th June: Robert

USA
19th January: Robert, Robbie, Roberto

Irish: Roibéard
Scottish: Raibeart

Famous people named Robert:

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) - Scottish poet
Robert Carlyle (1961-) - Scottish actor
Robert De Niro (1943-) - American actor
Robert Downey Jr. (1965-) - American actor
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) - American poet
Robert Hoffman (1980-) - American actor
Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968) - US Senator from New York
Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870) - American military officer during the Civil War
Robert Lewandowski (1988-) - Polish football player
Robert Pattison (1986-) - English actor
Robert Plant (1948-) - English rock singer
Robert Redford (1936-) - American actor
Robert Sheehan (1988-) - Irish actor

Fun facts:

Popularity (2015)

USA: 63rd
England and Wales: 105th
Canada: 89th (2013)      
Ireland: 54th          
Scotland: 63rd

Croatia: 70th
Czech Republic: 75th
Hungary: 55th
Poland: 71st
Romania: 15th

Lucky colors: gray, white, blue
Lucky stone: Moonstone
Ruling planet: the Moon
Characteristics: mysterious, reserved, loyal, secretive, perceptive

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