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  1. #1,272,172 Robby Jackson
  2. #1,272,173 Rober Wilkinson
  3. #1,272,174 Robert Abbe
  4. #1,272,175 Robert Ackert
  5. #1,272,176 Robert Alcantara
  6. #1,272,177 Robert Allsop
  7. #1,272,178 Robert Amason
  8. #1,272,179 Robert Amore
  9. #1,272,180 Robert Armas
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Meaning & Origins

One of the many French names of Germanic origin that were introduced into Britain by the Normans; it has since remained in continuous use. It is derived from the nearly synonymous elements hrōd ‘fame’ + berht ‘bright, famous’, and had a native Old English predecessor of similar form (Hreodbeorht), which was supplanted by the Norman name. Two dukes of Normandy in the 11th century bore the name: the father of William the Conqueror (sometimes identified with the legendary Robert the Devil), and his eldest son. It was borne also by three kings of Scotland, notably Robert the Bruce (1274–1329), who freed Scotland from English domination. The altered short form Bob is very common, but Hob and Dob, which were common in the Middle Ages and gave rise to surnames, are extinct. See also Rupert.
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Spanish (Alcántara): habitational name from any of various places, for example in the provinces of Cáceres, Cádiz, or Castilianized form of Catalan Alcàntera, habitational name from a town in Valencia, all of them named from Arabic al ‘the’ + qanṭara ‘bridge’.
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