Meaning and Name Origin
Roberto \r(o)-ber-to, rob(e)-rto\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Roberto). The name Roberto means "bright fame". Roberto is a derivative of Robert (Old German). A very common choice for a birth name.
Roberto▲ has 29 related forms via Robert: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.
Roberto is a very popular first name for men (#186 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#9913 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Roberto for boys. Roberto was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #145 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #343 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Roberto and corresponding names. Robert (#61 a year ago), Bobby (#752), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert are the prominent variation forms of Roberto (#343 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions like Bobby, Robbie, Robby, Robin and Rupert becoming somewhat dated. Roberto (#343) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)