Robert Ritter in the US

  1. #21,498 Larry Hicks
  2. #21,499 Laura Graham
  3. #21,500 Martha Mitchell
  4. #21,501 Paul Johnston
  5. #21,502 Robert Ritter
  6. #21,503 Sam Lee
  7. #21,504 Stacy Moore
  8. #21,505 Alma Flores
  9. #21,506 Annie White
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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: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight’, ‘mounted warrior’, Middle Low German ridder, applied as a status name, occupational name, or nickname. Compare Knight.
961st in the U.S.

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