Robert Brightbill in the US

  1. #2,163,926 Robert Brezina
  2. #2,163,927 Robert Briar
  3. #2,163,928 Robert Bridenbaugh
  4. #2,163,929 Robert Brigance
  5. #2,163,930 Robert Brightbill
  6. #2,163,931 Robert Brilliant
  7. #2,163,932 Robert Brisendine
  8. #2,163,933 Robert Brisky
  9. #2,163,934 Robert Britto
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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.
3rd in the U.S.
Americanized spelling of Swiss German Brechbühl or the variant Brächtbühl (see Brechbill).
25,151st in the U.S.

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