Robert

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See also: robert, Róbert, and Robèrt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht (normalised form: Ruodberht), from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz (literally shining glory).

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Robert

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      : 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, 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 French patronymic surname, from given names​.

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  • Sauce Robert
  • Related terms[edit]

    surnames

    Translations[edit]


    Azerbaijani[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

    1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert

    Catalan[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m

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

    Cebuano[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From English Robert, from Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht, from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz (literally shining glory).

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

    1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

    Czech[edit]

    Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
    Wikipedia cs

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m

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

    Danish[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

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

    Dutch[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Middle Dutch robert, from Old French [Term?], from Germanic. Equivalent to a Frenchified form of Robrecht.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈroː.bərt/, /ˈrɔ.bərt/, (French-based pronunciation) /roːˈbɛr/
    • (file)
    • Hyphenation: Ro‧bert

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m

    1. A male given name.

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    Estonian[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

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

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    Faroese[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m

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

    Usage notes[edit]

    Patronymics

    • son of Robert: Robertsson
    • daughter of Robert: Robertsdóttir

    Declension[edit]

    Singular
    Indefinite
    Nominative Robert
    Accusative Robert
    Dative Roberti
    Genitive Roberts

    Finnish[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈrobert/, [ˈro̞be̞rt̪]
    • Rhymes: -obert
    • Syllabification: Ro‧bert

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

    1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Robert.

    Declension[edit]

    Inflection of Robert (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
    nominative Robert Robertit
    genitive Robertin Robertien
    partitive Robertia Roberteja
    illative Robertiin Roberteihin
    singular plural
    nominative Robert Robertit
    accusative nom. Robert Robertit
    gen. Robertin
    genitive Robertin Robertien
    partitive Robertia Roberteja
    inessive Robertissa Roberteissa
    elative Robertista Roberteista
    illative Robertiin Roberteihin
    adessive Robertilla Roberteilla
    ablative Robertilta Roberteilta
    allative Robertille Roberteille
    essive Robertina Roberteina
    translative Robertiksi Roberteiksi
    instructive Robertein
    abessive Robertitta Roberteitta
    comitative Roberteineen
    Possessive forms of Robert (type risti)
    possessor singular plural
    1st person Robertini Robertimme
    2nd person Robertisi Robertinne
    3rd person Robertinsa

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    French[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

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    Robert m

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

    German[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Middle High German Robert, from Latin Robertus, from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz. Reinforced since the 18th century by French Robert. Other (chiefly southern) German forms are Rupert and Ruprecht.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈʁoːbɛʁt/, /ˈʁoːbɐt/ (with some regional variation, the latter being uncommon in western Germany)
    • (file)

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m (genitive Roberts)

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

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    Italian[edit]

    Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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    Etymology 1[edit]

    Borrowed from English Robert.

    Pronunciation[edit]

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    Robert m

    1. A male given name in English

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Borrowed from French Robert.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m or f

    1. A male given name and surname in French

    References[edit]

    1. 1.0 1.1 Robert in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

    Norwegian[edit]

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert

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

    Old French[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Of Germanic origin, equivalent to Frankish *hrōþi (fame) + *berht (bright).

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert m (nominative singular Roberz)

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

    Polish[edit]

    Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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    Pronunciation[edit]

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    Robert m pers

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

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    Further reading[edit]

    • Robert in Polish dictionaries at PWN

    Swedish[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1219.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /¹roːbɛʈ/, /¹roːbæʈ/

    Proper noun[edit]

    Robert c (genitive Roberts)

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

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    References[edit]

    • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
    • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.