Robert Nilsen in the US

  1. #327,979 Robert Luciano
  2. #327,980 Robert Massaro
  3. #327,981 Robert Mccaslin
  4. #327,982 Robert Mcvicker
  5. #327,983 Robert Nilsen
  6. #327,984 Robert Palmieri
  7. #327,985 Robert Prendergast
  8. #327,986 Robert Renshaw
  9. #327,987 Robert Richman
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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.
Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).
7,675th in the U.S.

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