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Roberto (boy)

What does Roberto mean?

Roberto Pronunciation of Roberto [rober-to] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Roberto) is of Old German derivation, and the name Roberto means "bright fame". Roberto is a Latin form of Robert (Old German).

Associated with: bright, fame.


4 related forms via Robert: Robers, Robertson, Rupert and Ruperto.

Creative forms:
(male) Raberto, Roberd, ..

(female) Roberre, Robersa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roberto Royal (R.R.), ..

How popular is Roberto?

Roberto is a very popular first name for men (#186 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#8554 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Roberto was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #150 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #358 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Robert (#63 via latest list) and Rupert are the prominent variation forms of Roberto (#358 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Robertson, are seldom used. These forms of Roberto were favored as baby names during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 5.63%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.37%, 93.4%), with versions like Robert becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roberto, Robert, Rupert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alberto, Berto, Dagoberto, Erberto (see Herbert), Filberto, Gilberto, Herberto, Hobert, Honesto, Huberto, Humberto, Joseito, Lamberto, Liberato, Liberto, Lorento, Modesto, Norberto, Radbert, Raferty, Rigobert, Rigoberto, Robeson, Rodeo, Roderic, Roderigo, Roderik (see Roderick), Rogelio, Roger, Rogerio, Rogers, Rogiero, Romeo, Ronello, Roper, Rosario, Rover, Roxbert, Royer, Uberto, Ulberto, Umberto and Wilberto. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roberto.

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