Robert Canova in the US

  1. #1,618,533 Robert Calcagno
  2. #1,618,534 Robert Canary
  3. #1,618,535 Robert Candela
  4. #1,618,536 Robert Candelario
  5. #1,618,537 Robert Canova
  6. #1,618,538 Robert Capell
  7. #1,618,539 Robert Capito
  8. #1,618,540 Robert Cardosi
  9. #1,618,541 Robert Caris
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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.
Southern Italian (Cànova): from cànova ‘cupboard’, ‘cellar’, ‘food shop’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of comestibles.
19,486th in the U.S.

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