Robert Fennessy in the US

  1. #1,097,825 Robert Eugene
  2. #1,097,826 Robert Evan
  3. #1,097,827 Robert Everette
  4. #1,097,828 Robert Fankhauser
  5. #1,097,829 Robert Fennessy
  6. #1,097,830 Robert Fickett
  7. #1,097,831 Robert Filippone
  8. #1,097,832 Robert Fillion
  9. #1,097,833 Robert Fleeman
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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.
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnghusa ‘descendant of Fionnghus ’, a personal name composed of the elements fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + gus ‘vigor’, ‘force’.
25,056th in the U.S.

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