Robert Quay in the US

  1. #1,246,035 Robert Proudfoot
  2. #1,246,036 Robert Purdue
  3. #1,246,037 Robert Purdum
  4. #1,246,038 Robert Purinton
  5. #1,246,039 Robert Quay
  6. #1,246,040 Robert Quisenberry
  7. #1,246,041 Robert Raddatz
  8. #1,246,042 Robert Radomski
  9. #1,246,043 Robert Ransome
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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.
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Scottish: reduced form of McKay.
19,784th in the U.S.

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