- 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.”
- 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.