Origin:German
Popularity:119
Meaning:bright fame
A royal name, Robert I was the father of William the Conqueror. Three kings of Scotland were also ruling Roberts, including Robert I of Scotland or Robert Bruce. (He’s one of the reasons there are so many people with the surname Roberts and Robertson running around.) Theatrical Roberts who have achieved “bright fame” in their careers include Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford. The nicknames Rob, Robb, Robbie and Robby leave the outdated Bob and Bobby behind in the dust.

Famous Roberts

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  • Robert Altman
    Director
  • Robert Browning
    Poet
  • Robert Burns
    Poet
  • Robert Crumb
    Cartoonist
  • Robert De Niro
    Actor
  • Robert Downey Jr
    Actor
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    Actor
  • Robert Frost
    Poet
  • Robert Fulton
    Inventor
  • Robert Griffin III
    Football Player
  • Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.
    Astronaut
  • Robert Kennedy
    Politician
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Novelist
  • Robert Pattinson
    Actor
  • Robert Plant
    Singer
  • Robert Redford
    Actor
  • Robert Rodriguez
    Director
  • Robert Smith
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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