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What does Rupert mean?

Rupert Pronunciation of Rupert as a boys' name is pronounced ROO-pert. Variant of Robert. Well-used in Britain since the 18th century. Saint Rupert of Salzburg (eighth century) was involved in the founding of Salzburg on the ruins of an old Roman town. Actor Rupert Everett; publisher Rupert Murdoch.


ASSOCIATED WITH britain (england), 18th century, saint, old, roman


VARIANT Ruprecht

RELATED FORMS VIA ROBERT Bert, Robers, Roberto, Ruperto



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How popular is Rupert?

Rupert is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#985 out of 1220, Top 81%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#4173 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rupert reached its highest rank of #478 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Rupert ranked in the Top 2000 are Bert, Robert (#71 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Roberto (#443). These forms of Rupert were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 5.7%) and have become significantly less popular since (USAGE 0.3%, DOWN 94%), with forms like Robert becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abert, Albert, Alvert, Aubert, Bert, Burt, Couvert (see Covert), Covert, Culbert, Curt, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Eilert, Elbert, Evert, Ewert, Fabert, Fulbert, Geert, Hobert, Hubert, Hulbert, Humbert, Kurt, Obert, Osbert, Radbert, Rafer, Raferty, Rhett, Rickert, Rider, Riker, River, Rivers, Robers, Roberto, Roger, Rogers, Roper, Rover, Roxbert, Royer, Ruark, Rube, Ruben, Rudee, Rudey, Ruel, Rufaro, Ruford, Ruggero, Rune, Ruperto, Rurek, Rutger, Ryder, Ryker, Sebert and Shubert. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rupert.