Robert Blake in the US

  1. #7,331 William Fuller
  2. #7,332 Andrea Moore
  3. #7,333 Janice Taylor
  4. #7,334 Larry Parker
  5. #7,335 Robert Blake
  6. #7,336 Frank Lopez
  7. #7,337 Jeremy Wilson
  8. #7,338 Michael Brewer
  9. #7,339 Rose 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: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.
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