Robert Legler in the US

  1. #679,595 Robert Lazo
  2. #679,596 Robert Leavy
  3. #679,597 Robert Lefkowitz
  4. #679,598 Robert Legault
  5. #679,599 Robert Legler
  6. #679,600 Robert Lietz
  7. #679,601 Robert Lininger
  8. #679,602 Robert Lintz
  9. #679,603 Robert Lollar
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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: 1. occupational name for a maker of small barrels, from Middle High German lēgel ‘small barrel’ + the agent suffix -er. 2. Variant of Legner (see Lechner).
17,480th in the U.S.

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