Meaning and Name Origin
Roberta \r(o)-ber-ta, rob(e)-rta\ 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.
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 29 more related variations via Alberta, Robbie: Al, Albert, Albertha▼, Alberthine, Albertina, Albertine▼, Ali▼, Alie, Alli, Allie▲, Ally▼, Alverta▼, Auberta, Auberte, Aubertha, Auberthe, Aubine, Berrie, Berry, Bert, Berte, Berti, Elberta, Elbertha, Elberthina, Elberthine, Elbertina, Elbertine and Robee.
Roberta is a very popular first name for females (#185 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#49750 out of 88799, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Roberta and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Roberta are Albert, Alberta, Albertha, Albertina, Albertine, Ali, Allie (#257 in 2014), Ally (#736), Alverta, Berdie, Berta, Bertie, Bobbie, Bobby, Bobbye, Robbie, Robert, Robin and Robyn. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Ali, Bobby, Robbie, Robert and Roberta becoming somewhat dated. Allie (#257) is the most trendy birth name here, with this name having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)