Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Popularity of Robert as a Baby Name: 1880-2012

According to She Knows Baby Namesthe meaning of the name Robert is: Famed, bright; shining.

#1 from 1924-1938.

In the top 10 from 1882 to 1989 -- 108 years.

Paging Hollywood, c. 1930-1949
  • Robert (Bob) Cummings
  • Robert Mitchum
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Robert Ryan
  • Robert Taylor
  • Robert Young

Boys named Robert in the Warren Area High School class of 1968.
  1. Robert (Bob) Morelli. (A friend since 3rd grade, although "since" is a big stretch since we haven't been in contact for "quite a few" years.  But I know we'd reconnect with ease,)
  2. Robert (Bob) O'Connor.  (Son of one of my mom's best friends.  Who, in turn, was best friends with John Erickson in high school.)
  3. Robert (Bob) Thompson.  (The husband of my "childhood sweetheart*".  The two of them have been married for 41 years.)
*You figure it out.

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