Mixed Media Design by J. McCombie.
The name Robert is placed on a world map along side two male silhouettes (a child and an adult) with its translation into 39 various languages – Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, and Yiddish. Below lists the meaning of the name.
Robert is of English origin meaning: Bright Fame … Spanish: Bright Flame … Old English: Bright; famous … Old High German, meaning: “bright, fame, famous counsel, famous wise one” … Also from the Teutonic, meaning: “shining fame”.
Variations of the first name Robert are: Burto, Berto, Robbi, Robbie, Robbee, Robby, Róbert, Roberto, Rupert, Rubert, Robertson, Robard, Robart, Robin, Robinson, Robbins, Robben, Riobard, Robby, Robbie, Robey, Rober, Rab, Robbie, Rob, Bobby, Bob, Bert, Berty, Tito, Dob, Dobbs
English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Róbert), etc: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd ‘renown’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This is found occasionally in England before the Conquest, but in the main it was introduced into England by the Normans and quickly became popular among all classes of society. The surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
This piece is good for any person – be it a child or an adult – interested in finding out what is behind a name. If you wish me to create a piece with a particular name, drop me a line and indicate whether you wish the origins, and forms included.