Robert Catt in the US

  1. #2,594,874 Robert Carvelli
  2. #2,594,875 Robert Castellucci
  3. #2,594,876 Robert Catena
  4. #2,594,877 Robert Catone
  5. #2,594,878 Robert Catt
  6. #2,594,879 Robert Caufield
  7. #2,594,880 Robert Cavalluzzi
  8. #2,594,881 Robert Ceccarelli
  9. #2,594,882 Robert Cech
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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.
English: nickname from the animal, Middle English catte ‘cat’. The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents. They seem to have come from Egypt, where they were regarded as sacred animals.
14,451st in the U.S.

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