Robert

Robert - A unique male name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Robert, meaning bright fame, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #4. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Robert and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Robert? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Robert. The baby boy name Robert was given to 6,871 baby boys in 2012, ranking #62 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 239 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Robert peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1924 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Robert Rodriguez
Robert Pattinson
Robert Downey Jr.


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Robert is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Robert is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #11 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #104.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Robert is where you live.


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Robert origin and meaning

Robert is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright fame. To see famous people named Robert, pop culture references for the name Robert and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Robert

We've found the following names that sound similar to Robert, sorted by popularity.

Roberto / Rayford / Rupert / Raeford / Ruperto / Raiford / Roverto / Robbert / Robertanthony / Roberts /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201262
201162
201054
200955
200849
200747
200647
200537
200436
200335
200234
200130
200029
199926
199823
199723
199623
199522
199421
199317
199217
199113
199013
198910
198810
198710
19869
19858
19849
198310
19829
19819
19809
19798
19788
19777
19767
19756
19747
19737
19726
19715
19705
19695
19685
19675
19665
19655
19645
19635
19625
19615
19605
19595
19584
19574
19563
19554
19543
19531
19522
19512
19502
19492
19482
19472
19462
19452
19442
19432
19422
19412
19402
19391
19381
19371
19361
19351
19341
19331
19321
19311
19301
19291
19281
19271
19261
19251
19241
19232
19222
19212
19203
19194
19184
19174
19164
19154
19144
19134
19124
19115
19104

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska11
South Carolina28
Tennessee31
Delaware33
Mississippi35
Georgia38
Rhode Island39
Montana41
Alabama45
New Jersey46
District of Columbia47
New Hampshire49
Massachusetts49
Ohio49
Florida50
Nevada50
Maryland51
North Carolina52
Arkansas53
Virginia55
New York56
Connecticut57
Hawaii58
New Mexico58
Kentucky58
Oklahoma59
Colorado59
West Virginia61
Wyoming61
Pennsylvania62
Texas63
California64
Arizona65
Maine65
Washington66
Louisiana66
Illinois67
Indiana68
Michigan73
Missouri75
Oregon78
Idaho84
South Dakota87
Kansas89
Minnesota95
Wisconsin95
Iowa96
North Dakota99
Utah101
Nebraska104

Even more about Robert


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Robert a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Robert?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1924
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Robert
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 239
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +6,871

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