Baby Name Games

Robert February 14, 2007

Filed under: Boys R,Top 100 List — namegames @ 2:30 am

US Popular Names for Twins       United States Top 100       Boys


  • The name Robert was ranked 47 in popularity for boys in the US in 2006.
  • Robert was ranked 10 in 1880 and remained quite popular for years, increasing in popularity to a rank of 1 in 1924. It held that position through 1939 and has gradually decreased in popularity since then. It appears to be slowly moving away from the top names.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It ages well, with little Robbie/Bobby becoming grown up Rob/Bob becoming professional Robert.
  • The varied nicknames make it a good name to honor other Roberts with.


  • The English meaning of Robert is “famous brilliance.”

Alternate Spellings


  • Rob, Robby, Bob, Bobby, Bert

Is your name Robert or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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