Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Robert is an English male name, the anglicized form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Robert is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Rob/Robb, Robbie/Robby, Bobby/Bobbie, Bert, Bertie/Berty

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Róbert (Hungarian, Icelandic)
  • Roberto (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Roibeárd (Irish)
  • Roopertti (Finnish)
  • Roberts (Latvian)
  • Robertas (Lithuanian)
  • Raibeart (Scottish)
  • Rupert (English, German, Dutch, Polish)
  • Ruperto (Spanish)
  • Robrecht (Dutch)
  • Roparzh (Breton)
  • Robin (English)
  • Robyn (English)
  • Roparzh (Breton)
  • Roopertti (Finnish)
  • Hob (English medieval short form of Robert)
  • Hopkin (English medieval diminutive of Hob)
  • Hopcyn (Welsh form of Hopkin)
  • Hrodebert (Ancient Germanic)
  • Hrodpreht (Ancient Germanic)


Female forms:

  • Roberta (English, Italian, Spanish)
  • Robertina (Italian, Spanish)
  • Roberte (French)
  • Robin (English)
  • Robyn (English)
  • Robina (English)
  • Robinia (English)
  • Ruperta (Spanish)


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