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See also: robert, Róbert, and Robèrt

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht (normalised form: Ruodberht), from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz (shining glory).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒb.ət/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑb.əɹt/
  • Hyphenation: Rob‧ert

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      : Act I, Scene I:
      My brother Robert? Old Sir Robert's son? / Colbrand the giant, that same mighty man?
    • 1984 John Edgar Wideman, Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir, Mariner Books, 2005, →ISBN, page 93
      I hadn't even considered names for a girl. Robby it would be. Robert Douglas. Where the Douglas came from is another story, but the Robert came from me because I liked the sound. Robert was formal, dignified, important. Robert. And that was nearly as nice as as the chance I'd have to call my little brother Rob and Robby.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

Usage notesEdit

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TranslationsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Robert, from Anglo-Norman Robert, from the Old Frankish cognate of Old High German Hrodperht, from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþiberhtaz (shining glory).

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. a male given name

CzechEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Robert m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Robert.

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

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FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Robert: Robertsson
  • daughter of Robert: Robertsdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Robert
Accusative Robert
Dative Roberti
Genitive Roberts

FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Robert (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Robert Robertit
genitive Robertin Robertien
partitive Robertia Roberteja
illative Robertiin Roberteihin
singular plural
nominative Robert Robertit
accusative nom. Robert Robertit
gen. Robertin
genitive Robertin Robertien
partitive Robertia Roberteja
inessive Robertissa Roberteissa
elative Robertista Roberteista
illative Robertiin Roberteihin
adessive Robertilla Roberteilla
ablative Robertilta Roberteilta
allative Robertille Roberteille
essive Robertina Roberteina
translative Robertiksi Roberteiksi
instructive Robertein
abessive Robertitta Roberteitta
comitative Roberteineen

FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to English Robert. Partly borrowed from French Robert. Other German forms are Rupert and Ruprecht.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁoːbɛʁt/, /ˈʁoːbɐt/ (with some regional variation, the latter being uncommon in western Germany)

Proper nounEdit

Robert m (genitive Roberts)

  1. A male given name

Derived termsEdit

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NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robert.

Old FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert m (nominative singular Roberz)

  1. A male given name, a Germanic (Old Frankish) borrowing.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert m

  1. A male given name.

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent with English Robert. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1219.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robert c (genitive Roberts)

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 55 692 males with the given name Robert living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.