Robert

The name Robert is a Germanic given name, from Old High German Hruodberht "bright with glory" (a compound of hruod "fame, glory" and berht "bright"). It is also in use as a surname.

After becoming widely used in Continental Europe it entered England in its Old French form Robert, where an Old English cognate form (Hrēodbēorht, Hrodberht, Hrēodbēorð, Hrœdbœrð, Hrœdberð) had existed before the Norman Conquest. The feminine version is Roberta. The Italian form is Roberto.

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Famous quotes containing the word robert:

    Over the stark plain
    The stilted mill-chimneys once again spread
    Their sackcloth and ashes a flowing mane
    Of repentance for the false day that’s fled.
    —William Robert Rodgers (1909–1969)