Robert Claus in the US

  1. #317,823 Robert Bove
  2. #317,824 Robert Bradfield
  3. #317,825 Robert Brittingham
  4. #317,826 Robert Carlsen
  5. #317,827 Robert Claus
  6. #317,828 Robert Cowley
  7. #317,829 Robert Eng
  8. #317,830 Robert Englert
  9. #317,831 Robert Flory
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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.
Variant spelling of German Klaus, which is from a popular personal name, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). This spelling is also found in Dutch.
8,422nd in the U.S.

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