Robert Name Meaning and Origin

Robert is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘German’ origin. The baby name Robert means “Brilliant Fame”.


Robert Origin:

Origin of the name is: “German”



Robert is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “RAH + bart”


Robert Name Meaning:

Robert originates in Germanic languages and means “brilliant fame”. As a male given name it has been popular over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Recent famous bearers include American actor Robert Downey Jr. This was the name of several kings of France and Scotland.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Bobby, Bert, Robertson, Robinson, Roberts, Robi, Robeson, Robbie, Robbi, Robin, Rober, Bertie, Roberson, Roberte, Robbin, Rudbert,


Famous people with this name:

Robert I and II, Kings of the Franks;

Robert I, Duke of Normandy, father of William the Conqueror;

Robert of Jumieges, first Norman Archbishop of Canterbury;

Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland;

Robert II and III, Kings of Scotland;

Robert, King of Naples;

Robert Catesby, leader of the English Gunpowder Plot of 1605;

Robert Burns, Scottish poet and national treasure;

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist ;

Robert Edward Lee, American Confederate Civil War general;

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln;

Robert Gould Shaw, Civil War Colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment ;

Robert Michael Ballantyne, British author;

Robert Taylor (born Spangler Arlington Brugh), American actor;

Robert Emmet, Irish Republican Patriot, Orator and Rebel Leader;

Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and Senator from New York, Husband of Ethel Skakel;

Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole, U.S. Senator from Kansas;

Robert Selden Duvall, American actor;

(Charles) Robert Redford, American actor and director;

Robert Allen Zimmerman, birth name of Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter ;

Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter;

Robert John Downey Jr., American actor;

Robert Roldan, American contemporary dancer;

Robert De Niro, American actor;

Robert Patrick “Rob” Benedict, actor;

Robert “Rob” James McElhenney, American actor, writer, and producer ;

Robert Carlyle, Scottish actor;

Robert James Smith, musician of English band The Cure;

Robert Michael Sheehan (Irish: Roibeárd Micheál Ó Siodhacháin), Irish actor;

Robert Anthony Plant, lead singer of English band Led Zeppelin;

Robert Gordon Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia;

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson, English actor ;

Robert Albert Bloch, American novelist;

Robert David Hall, American actor;

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr., American actor;

Robert George Young, American actor;

Robert Sylvester Kelly aka R. Kelly, American R&B singer;

Robert Bartleh Cummings aka Rob Zombie, American musician;

Robert Betts Laughlin, American physicist and Nobel prize winner ;

Robert Alan “Rob” Morrow, American actor ;

Robert Barton Englund, American actor;

Robert Falcon Scott, British Naval officer and Antarctic explorer;

Robert Randolph Garran, 1st Solicitor-General of Australia;

Robert Burnell, Lord Chancellor of England;

Robert Philippe Louis Eugene Ferdinand, Prince of Orleans, Duke of Chartres, grandson of King Louis-Philippe of France;

(James) Robert Cade, American researcher who invented Gatorade;

Robert Hues, English geographer;

Robert Thomas Christgau, American journalist and music critic;

Robert Stanley “Rob” Dyrdek, American skateboarder;

Robert Hepler “Rob” Lowe, American actor;

Robert George Kardashian, American attorney and businessman; patriarch of TV’s Kardashian family;

Robert Arthur “Rob” Kardashian, American reality TV personality; son of Robert Kardashian;

Robert ‘Rob’ Grote, singer of America band The Districts;

Robert Alfred ‘Bobby’ Morley, Australian actor;

Robert Vito, American actor;

Robert C. Springer, American astronaut;

Robert Patrick “Robbie” Amell, Canadian actor and model;

Robert Hunter Biden, son of VP Joe Biden;

Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia;

Robert Fredrick “Rob” Paulsen III, American voice actor;

Robert Mondavi, leading California vineyard operator who brought worldwide recognition to the wines of Napa Valley;

Robert Morgan, British filmmaker, director and writer;

Robert Benoit Paul Henri James Marie, Prince of Orleans, Petit-Fils de France, Count of la Marche (b. 1976), son of Prince Thibaut;

Robert Clarence Irwin, Australian animal expert; son of the late Steve Irwin;

Robert “Bob” Irwin, Australian naturalist, animal conservationist, former zookeeper, and a pioneering herpetologist; father of the late Steve Irwin ;

Robert Galbraith, pen name of the British novelist JK Rowling;

Robert Ford Wilson (b. 2011), son of American actor Owen Wilson;

Robert Glatzel, German footballer;

Robert Wisdom, American actor;

Robert Knepper, American actor;

Robert Ellis Smith IV (b. 2018), son of Bobby & Tori Smith;

Robert Franzese, New York based cosplayer , called the “Real Life Peter Griffin” because of his strong resemblance to the “Family Guy’ Character;

Robert Pine (born Granville Whitelaw Pine), American actor and director;




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