What does Roberto mean?
Roberto /ro-ber-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).
(male) Raberto, Roberd, ..
(female) Roberrit, Robersa, ..
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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Roberto for boys. Roberto was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #150 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #343 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the boy name Roberto and corresponding names. Robert (#61 via latest list) and Rupert are the prominent variation forms of Roberto (#343 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 0.4%, ▼93%), with versions like Robert becoming somewhat dated.
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.