Robert

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See also: Robèrt and Róbert

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht (normalised form: Ruodberht), from Proto-Germanic *hrōþiz (fame) + Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒb.ə(ɹ)t/
  • Hyphenation: Rob‧ert

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of King John: Act I, Scene I:
      My brother Robert? Old Sir Robert's son? / Colbrand the giant, that same mighty man?
    • 1984 John Edgar Wideman, Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir, Mariner Books, 2005, ISBN 0618509631, page 93
      I hadn't even considered names for a girl. Robby it would be. Robert Douglas. Where the Douglas came from is another story, but the Robert came from me because I liked the sound. Robert was formal, dignified, important. Robert. And that was nearly as nice as as the chance I'd have to call my little brother Rob and Robby.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert

Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Robert m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Robert.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert ? (genitive Roberts)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert. Borrowed from French Robert. The genuine German forms are Rupert and Ruprecht.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

Old French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert m (nominative singular Roberz)

  1. A male given name, a Germanic (Old Frankish) borrowing.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert m

  1. A male given name.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent with English Robert. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1219.

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 55 692 males with the given name Robert living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.