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What does Rab mean?

Rab Pronunciation of Rab [rab] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Rab is "bright fame". Rab is an alternate form of Robert (Old German).

Associated with: bright, fame.


Rab has 2 variants: Rob and Robb.

8 more different relations via Robert: Bob, Rabbie, Rip, Roban, Robby, Robi, Robin and Robyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Ral, Ralo, ..

(female) Raca, Ran, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rab Gianni (R.G.), ..

How popular is Rab?

Rab is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#64572 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Robert (#63 from recent data), Robin (#973), Robyn, Robby, Rob, Robb and Bob are the popular alternative forms of Rab (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rab reached its highest 9 decades ago (average #1243) and has become significantly reduced since (#1576, 94%), with versions such as Robert going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bob, Rob, Robb, Robby, Robert in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robert, Robin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rab is pronounced similarly to Rube. Other recommended names are Gab, Rabi, Rad, Rae, Rai, Raj, Ram, Ras, Ray and Tab. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rab.

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