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Of Germanic origin.

It means “bright fame”.

From the Proto-Germanic name “Hrodebert”.

Derives from the word elements “hrod”, meaning “fame”, and “beraht”, meaning “bright”.

When the Normans invaded Britain, Robert replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht.

Robert is also used as a surname.

Several kings, in France and Scotland, and two Dukes of Normandy were named Robert.

Robert the Bruce was the king of Scotland who restored Scotland’s independence from the English in the 14th century.

Feminine forms of the name are Roberta, Robyn, Robin, Bobbi, Robbie, Robertina.

Other forms of the name are Rob, Roberto, Rupert, Bob, Bobby, Roibeárd, Robrecht, Robin, Robby, Bert, Hob, Beto.

Robert is a popular name in Iceland, Romania and is ranked #63 in the United States.

Famous bearers are Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, Robert Plant, Robert Pattinson, Robert Lewandowski, Robert Preston, Robert Wagner, Robert Frost, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Vaughn, Robert Harting.

Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor, who has won both critical and popular success throughout his career.

He debuted at the age of five, in the 1970 film “Pound”, written and directed by his father Robert Downey Sr.

In 1987 he starred in “Less than Zero” and in 1992 he starred in “Chaplin” and earned an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.

He was soon to become a superstar, and the films he would be playing a wide variety of roles have an estimated total gross close to four billion dollars.

Robert De Niro is an American legendary actor and is considered by the world’s movie experts as one of the greatest actors of all time.

He has won several awards, such as Academy, Golden Globe, Berlin Internation Film Festival Award and numerous nominations.

Some of his outstanding performances are in films such as “The Godfather II”, Taxi Driver”, “1900”, “The Deer Hunter”, “Raging Bull”, “New York New York”, “The Mission”, “Once Upon A Time in America”, “Cape Fear”, “The Untouchables”, “Casino”, “Analyze That”, etc.