Robert Higman in the US

  1. #2,434,082 Robert Heward
  2. #2,434,083 Robert Hewins
  3. #2,434,084 Robert Heyne
  4. #2,434,085 Robert Hiemstra
  5. #2,434,086 Robert Higman
  6. #2,434,087 Robert Hillerich
  7. #2,434,088 Robert Hillmann
  8. #2,434,089 Robert Himel
  9. #2,434,090 Robert Hineline
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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 (chiefly Devon): variant of Hickman.
40,418th in the U.S.

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