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
- see Bruce
- A male given name.
- (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname.
- One of the most common English given names since the Norman Conquest.