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  1. #43,349 Rhonda Rogers
  2. #43,350 Richard Stephenson
  3. #43,351 Rigoberto Martinez
  4. #43,352 Rita Allen
  5. #43,353 Robert Bassett
  6. #43,354 Robert Greenwood
  7. #43,355 Robert Roman
  8. #43,356 Robin Reynolds
  9. #43,357 Roland Jones
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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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English: from Old French basset, a diminutive of basse ‘low’, ‘short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.
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