Robert Hobson in the US

  1. #88,198 Richard Piper
  2. #88,199 Robert Bartley
  3. #88,200 Robert Edgar
  4. #88,201 Robert Finney
  5. #88,202 Robert Hobson
  6. #88,203 Robert Houck
  7. #88,204 Robert Kearns
  8. #88,205 Robert Lozano
  9. #88,206 Robert Pringle
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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 (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert. For the altered initial, compare Hick.
2,026th in the U.S.

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