Meaning and name origin
Roberta \r(o)-ber-ta, rob(e)-rta\ as a girl's 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.
Roberta▼ has 53 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for females (#185 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#49750 out of 88799, Top 56%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roberta for girls. Roberta reached its highest rank of #81 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Roberta and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Robert, Robbie, Roberta, Robin, Robyn, Bobbye, Bobby, Berdie, Berta, Bertie, Bobbie and Alberta. (2014 statistics).