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[rob-ert] /ˈrɒb ərt/
Henry Martyn
[mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/ (Show IPA),
1837–1923, U.S. engineer and authority on parliamentary procedure: author of Robert's Rules of Order (1876, revised 1915).
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “bright.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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masc. proper name, from Old North French form of Old High German Hrodberht "bright-fame, bright with glory," from hrod- "fame, glory," from Proto-Germanic *hrothi-, + -berht "bright" (see Albert). The name of William the Conqueror's rebellious oldest son. "It was introduced by Normans during the reign of Edward the Confessor and became very popular" ["Dictionary of English Surnames"].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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