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What does Roberta mean?

Roberta [ro-ber-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced roh-BER-tah. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Roberta is "bright fame".

Feminine of Robert. Similar to the familiar Alberta. Robbie is used occasionally for boys. Singers Roberta Peters, Roberta Flack.

Associated with: old english, bright (light).


Roberta has 53 variants: Baubie, Berdie, Berta, Bertie, Berty, Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbette, Bobbie, Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Bobi, Bobie, Bobina, Bobine, Bobinette, Reberta, Roba, Robbee, Robbey, Robbi, Robbie, Robby, Robeena, Robella, Robelle, Robena, Robenia, Roberda, Robernetta, Robertena, Robertene, Robertha, Robertina, Robertine, Roberto, Robetta, Robette, Robettina, Robi, Robin, Robina, Robinett, Robinette, Robinia, Robyn, Robyna, Robynna, Ruberta, Rupa, Ruperta and Rupetta.

Roberta has 9 more relations via Alberta, Robbie: Albert, Albertha, Alverta, Auberta, Auberte, Aubertha, Elberta, Elbertha and Robee.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Roberla, Roberma, ..

(male) Roberd, Roberrad, ..

How popular is Roberta?

Roberta is a very popular first name for females (#185 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#63450 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Roberta for girls. Roberta reached its apex rank of #81 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roberta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roberta outside U.S.

Popular alternative forms of Roberta are Albert, Alberta, Albertha, Alverta, Berdie, Berta, Bertie, Bobbie, Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Elberta, Robbi, Robbie, Robena, Robert, Robin (#1125 in recent rankings) and Robyn (#1062). Other forms, like Aubertha, are uncommon. These relations of Roberta reached the top of their popularity 54 years ago (average #1319) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1904, 97.7%), with forms such as Bobbie becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roberta, Albert, Alberta, Albertha, Alverta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berdie, Berta, Bertie, Bobbie, Bobby in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbye, Bobette, Elberta, Robbi, Robbie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robena, Robert, Robin, Robyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robyn outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Coetta, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Conetta, Coretta, Cosetta, Donetta, Doretta, Eberta, Egberta, Filberta (see Philiberta), Gerta, Gilberta, Herta, Huberta, Joetta, Joleta, Joletta, Jonetta, Josetta, Koretta, Laberta, Loleta, Loletta, Loreta, Loretta, Meerta, Modesta, Norbeta, Rebeca, Rebecca, Rebecha, Rebecka, Rebeha, Rebeka, Rebekka, Reeta, Reita, Reneeta, Renetta, Reta, Retta, Rexetta, Rheeta, Rheta, Rhetta, Rieta, Robene, Roderica, Roderiga (see Roderica), Roderika (see Roderica), Roderqua (see Roderica), Romea, Romelia, Romella, Ronella, Ronette, Rora, Roselia, Rosella, Rosena, Roser, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosita, Roweena, Roweina, Rowena, Rowenna, Roxeena, Rozella, Rozletta (see Roza), Rubetta, Uberta and Yuberta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roberta.