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-West Germanic *Hrōþiberht, from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz (literally shining glory). Doublet of Rupert.

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Robert

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
    • c. 1596 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (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, published 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 the chance I'd have to call my little brother Rob and Robby.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A French surname originating as a patronymic.

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surnames

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert

  1. A transliteration of the English male given name Robert.

Catalan[edit]

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Robert m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Robert

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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

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Robert, the meaning male idiot first appeared in a TVB drama 老友鬼鬼 (1991).

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Robert

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang, dated) male idiot
    RobertRobert [Hong Kong Cantonese]  ―  nei5 mai5 dong3 ngo5 lo1 bat4 wo3! [Jyutping]  ―  Don't treat me as an idiot!

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Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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Robert m anim

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Robert

Declension[edit]

This proper noun needs an inflection-table template.

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

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Robert, from Latin Robertus, from Frankish *Hrōþiberht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrobert/, [ˈro̞be̞rt̪]
  • Rhymes: -obert
  • Syllabification(key): 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
abessive Robertitta Roberteitta
instructive Robertein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Robert (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Robertini Robertini
accusative nom. Robertini Robertini
gen. Robertini
genitive Robertini Robertieni
partitive Robertiani Robertejani
inessive Robertissani Roberteissani
elative Robertistani Roberteistani
illative Robertiini Roberteihini
adessive Robertillani Roberteillani
ablative Robertiltani Roberteiltani
allative Robertilleni Roberteilleni
essive Robertinani Roberteinani
translative Robertikseni Roberteikseni
abessive Robertittani Roberteittani
instructive
comitative Roberteineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Robertisi Robertisi
accusative nom. Robertisi Robertisi
gen. Robertisi
genitive Robertisi Robertiesi
partitive Robertiasi Robertejasi
inessive Robertissasi Roberteissasi
elative Robertistasi Roberteistasi
illative Robertiisi Roberteihisi
adessive Robertillasi Roberteillasi
ablative Robertiltasi Roberteiltasi
allative Robertillesi Roberteillesi
essive Robertinasi Roberteinasi
translative Robertiksesi Roberteiksesi
abessive Robertittasi Roberteittasi
instructive
comitative Roberteinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Robertimme Robertimme
accusative nom. Robertimme Robertimme
gen. Robertimme
genitive Robertimme Robertiemme
partitive Robertiamme Robertejamme
inessive Robertissamme Roberteissamme
elative Robertistamme Roberteistamme
illative Robertiimme Roberteihimme
adessive Robertillamme Roberteillamme
ablative Robertiltamme Roberteiltamme
allative Robertillemme Roberteillemme
essive Robertinamme Roberteinamme
translative Robertiksemme Roberteiksemme
abessive Robertittamme Roberteittamme
instructive
comitative Roberteinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Robertinne Robertinne
accusative nom. Robertinne Robertinne
gen. Robertinne
genitive Robertinne Robertienne
partitive Robertianne Robertejanne
inessive Robertissanne Roberteissanne
elative Robertistanne Roberteistanne
illative Robertiinne Roberteihinne
adessive Robertillanne Roberteillanne
ablative Robertiltanne Roberteiltanne
allative Robertillenne Roberteillenne
essive Robertinanne Roberteinanne
translative Robertiksenne Roberteiksenne
abessive Robertittanne Roberteittanne
instructive
comitative Roberteinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Robertinsa Robertinsa
accusative nom. Robertinsa Robertinsa
gen. Robertinsa
genitive Robertinsa Robertiensa
partitive Robertiaan
Robertiansa
Robertejaan
Robertejansa
inessive Robertissaan
Robertissansa
Roberteissaan
Roberteissansa
elative Robertistaan
Robertistansa
Roberteistaan
Roberteistansa
illative Robertiinsa Roberteihinsa
adessive Robertillaan
Robertillansa
Roberteillaan
Roberteillansa
ablative Robertiltaan
Robertiltansa
Roberteiltaan
Roberteiltansa
allative Robertilleen
Robertillensa
Roberteilleen
Roberteillensa
essive Robertinaan
Robertinansa
Roberteinaan
Roberteinansa
translative Robertikseen
Robertiksensa
Roberteikseen
Roberteiksensa
abessive Robertittaan
Robertittansa
Roberteittaan
Roberteittansa
instructive
comitative Roberteineen
Roberteinensa

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Statistics[edit]

  • Robert is the 201st most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 2,968 male individuals (and as a middle name to 4,356 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

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Robert m

  1. a male given name, feminine equivalent Roberte, equivalent to English Robert
  2. a surname originating as a patronymic

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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)

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Robert m (proper noun, strong, 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]

Unadapted borrowing from English Robert.

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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 by sense

  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:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Doublet of Rupert.

Proper noun[edit]

Robert m pers (diminutive Robercik, feminine Roberta)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Robert

Proper noun[edit]

Robert m pers

  1. a male surname
Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robert f (indeclinable)

  1. a female surname

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Proper noun[edit]

Robert f

  1. genitive plural of Roberta

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Robert in PWN's encyclopedia
  • Robert”, in Internetowy słownik nazwisk w Polsce [Internet dictionary of surnames in Poland], 2022

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.