Rupert is the German form of Robert, an English name derived from Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Rupert is also a surname derived from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Ruprecht (German)
  • Ruperto (Spanish)
  • Robert (English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic)
  • Roberto (Italian, Spanishm Portuguese)
  • Róbert (Hungarian, Icelandic)
  • Roibeárd (Irish)
  • Roopertti (Finnish)
  • Roberts (Latvian)
  • Robertas (Lithuanian)
  • Raibeart (Scottish)
  • Robrecht (Dutch)
  • Roparzh (Breton)
  • Robin (English, Dutch, Swedish)
  • Robyn (English)


Female forms:

  • Ruperta (Spanish)
  • Roberta (English, Italian, Spanish)
  • Robertina (Italian, Spanish)
  • Robin (English, Dutch, Swedish)
  • Robyn (English)
  • Robina (English)
  • Robinia (English)


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