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Robert \r(o)-be-rt\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAH-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Robert is "bright fame". A favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Especially favored by the Scots due to 14th-century king Robert the Bruce and to poet Robert Burns. Roberto is a Latin form of the name. Senator Robert Kennedy, poet Robert Burns, actors Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Rob Schneider, author Robert Lawson, General Robert E. Lee, author Robert Ludlum, baseball players Roberto Alomar, Roberto Clemente. Robert has 30 variant forms: Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby, Robers, Roberto, Robertson, Robi, Robin, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert, Ruperto and Ruprecht. For more information, see also related names Bo, Dobbs, Hobbes and Hopkins. View a list of the 38 names that reference Robert.

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