[ 3 syll. ro-ber-ta, rob-e-rta ] The baby girl name Roberta is pronounced Rah-BAHR-Tah in English or Row-BEHR-Taa in Italian and Spanish †. Roberta has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in English, German, and Italian. The meaning of Roberta is 'bright famous one; famously famous'. It is a two-element name derived from hruod and berht with the meanings 'fame' and 'bright, famous' respectively. Roberta is the feminine version of the Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, and Scottish Robert.
The name Roberta is used to a great extent; it has 70 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbet, Bobbye, Bobine, Bobinette, Reberta, Robbee, Robbey, Robbin, Robbina, Robbyn, Robeena, Robella, Robelle, Robena, Robenia, Robernetta, Robertah, Robertena, Robertene, Robertha, Robertia, Robertine, Roberto, Robetta, Robette, Robettina, Robina, and Robinette. Other English forms include the familiar forms Baubie, Berdie, Bertie, Birdie, Bobbette, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby, Bobette, Bobi, Bobie, Robbi, Robbie, Robby, Robi, Robin, and Rupa, and the spelling variants Roberda and Ruberta.
Forms used in foreign languages include Berta (Czech, Polish, and Spanish), Bertha (Spanish), Bertunga (Spanish), Bobina (Czech), Erta (Polish), Roba (Czech), Roberte (German), Robertina (Scottish), Robine (French), and Ruperta (Spanish).
Roberta is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1937, 0.324% of baby girls were named Roberta. It was #66 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Within all girl names in its family, Roberta was nevertheless the most popular in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Roberta: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Roberta:
Singer Roberta Flack, born 10 February 1939, Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Socialite Brooke Astor, born Roberta Brooke Russell March 30, 1902 - August 13, 2007, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.