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{{#invoke:Protection banner|main}}{{#invoke:Pp-move-indef|main}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Side box|main}} The name Robert is a Germanic given name, from Old High German Hrodebert "bright with glory" (a compound of hruod "fame, glory" and berht "bright"). It is also in use as a surname.<ref>Reaney & Wilson, 1997. Dictionary of English Surnames. OUP</ref><ref>Withycombe, E., 1973 edn. Oxford Dictionary of English Christian names OUP</ref>

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, Portuguese, and Spanish form is Roberto.


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