Robert Grau in the US

  1. #463,523 Robert Fulks
  2. #463,524 Robert Gorton
  3. #463,525 Robert Goyette
  4. #463,526 Robert Gracia
  5. #463,527 Robert Grau
  6. #463,528 Robert Grube
  7. #463,529 Robert Halley
  8. #463,530 Robert Harbour
  9. #463,531 Robert Hargraves
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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.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau ‘gray’.
7,773rd in the U.S.

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