If we had a significant league contest for the Number One, favourite boy's identify, ever, Robert would almost definitely win (via usage in registered beginning data, US/Europe). Further again, only less reliable identify references, in archaic historical paperwork. It is fairly doable, for example, there's an obscure Chinese name or soubriquet, uttered with a gorgeous phonetic intonation however used by extra citizens than India's population? However there most likely isn't!
In the US, utilization of Robert names has declined in recent years - to forty seventh in 2006. However Robert stuck in top five for decades. Usage peaked at 5.688% in 1931. It's at the moment primary in Scotland (2009) and in the top 50 for England, France, Scandinavia and Germany.
Originally Germanic, the Norman kind: hrodberht eventually replaced older variants. The meaning is one thing like 'vivid star' or 'glittering fame'. Variant forms of Robert - quick or nicknames, and cognates - are abundant. Utilization stretches to the furthest corners of Europe: Roberte & Roberts in Latvia, Robertas in Russia, Rupert: England and Germany, Roberto: Italy and Spain; Bobby & Rob, Robin & Robbie. Surname kin-types: Roberts & Robertson. Ever well-liked, Bob - perhaps as a result of it is spelled the identical again and forwards!
Notable historic Roberts embrace varied Scottish, and French Kings, Norman Dukes, and a complete congregation of Roman Catholic Saints. There was a German Prince Rupert, nephew to England's King Charles I. Throughout the English Civil Conflict, Rupert's cavalier cost at Edgehill (1642) was a risky tactical maneuver that almost saved the day (effectively a draw). Charles smelt victory and promoted Rupert; however his techniques proved disastrous at Marston Moor (1644) and Naseby (1645) securing a convincing defeat - for a king who lost his head! Another, US super-trooper, Basic Robert E. Lee, turned his bluecoat for grey in the Civil Conflict. At the reverse end of the pitch, President Abe Lincoln named his son, Robert.
New York's Robert Mapplethorpe is a recent, internationally famend and controversial US artist/photographer. His starkly 'actual', black & white, posed images of combined-race men involved in excessive SM intercourse, deliberately blur the line between art and pornography; to problem the viewer's expectations.
Robert Mitchum is among the many biggest Hollywood display idols. From the Forties, he was a new Bogart-kind, taking part in cynical, attractive and rebellious, arduous-boiled tragi-heroes; in traditional Film Noirs, like Construct My Gallows Excessive (aka Out of the Previous), Night time of the Hunter, and Cape Worry (unique).
Robert Hughes, is a prestigious artwork critic and author, who just lately won much reputation in the US and UK, for his groundbreaking television collection exploring the history and development of contemporary art - the Shock of the New.
Robert Kennedy, youthful brother of assassinated president, was a preferred and radical Democrat, who won the Presidential nomination in 1968 to problem Nixon. However in certainly one of America's most tragic losses, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
"You talkin' to me?" Robert De Niro, grasp of method, unsurpassed American actor - particularly for his long movie partnership with director Martin Scorsese, e.g. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets. "Sometime a real rain will come and wash all of the scum off the streets!"
Robin Hood robbed the wealthy to provide to the poor... and other miracles.