Robert Fling in the US

  1. #1,245,847 Robert Faherty
  2. #1,245,848 Robert Fellner
  3. #1,245,849 Robert Fells
  4. #1,245,850 Robert Ferreri
  5. #1,245,851 Robert Fling
  6. #1,245,852 Robert Flippen
  7. #1,245,853 Robert Fluker
  8. #1,245,854 Robert Folks
  9. #1,245,855 Robert Forgione
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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 or Irish: perhaps a hypercorrected spelling of Flynn.
24,870th in the U.S.

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