a masculine name: dim. Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robbie, Robby; var. Robin, Rupert; fem. Roberta, Robin
Origin of RobertOld French ; from Old High German Hruodperht ; from hruod-, fame, praise ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kar-, to praise, boast + perht, bright
- died 1035; duke of Normandy (1028?-35): father of William the Conqueror
- 1599-1657; Eng. admiral
- 1757-1827; Eng. poet, artist, & mystic
- A male given name.
- (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname.
- One of the most common English given names since the Norman Conquest.