Rob name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rob mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rob

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  1. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Rob is of German origin and means "bright".
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rob means "Fame. Bright" and is of Italian origin.
  3. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rob means "Guardian".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rob
The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire till it acquires the consistence of a sirup. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.

Etymology: F.; cf. Sp. rob, It. rob robbo, Pg. robe arrobe, Ar. rubb robb, Per. rub

verb Rob
  1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from."Who would rob a hermit of his weeds, His few books, or his beads, or maple dish?" [Milton.]"He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all." [Shak.]"To be executed for robbing a church." [Shak.]
  2. [Law] To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in fear.
  3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight. "I never robbed the soldiers of their pay." [Shak.]

Etymology: OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub�n, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. √114. See Reave,and cf. Robe

verb Rob
To take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  2. Take something away by force or without the consent of the owner ("The burglars robbed him of all his money")
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
  2. (rare compared to the pet form) A surname​, derived from Robert.

Notable Persons Named Rob

Notable Persons Named Rob

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Hepler Lowe on March 17th, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski is a football player. Rob was born on May 14th, 1989 in Amherst, New York. Rob is also known as Gronkowski and Robert James; Gronk.

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie is a heavy metal music, hard rock, industrial metal, nu metal, and shock rock musician. He plays Vocals and Lead vocalist. He was most active from 1985 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Bartleh Cummings on January 12th, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Rob is also known as Rob Straker and Rob Zodiac.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian is a television personality, businessman, fashion designer, and socialite. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Arthur Kardashian by his parents Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner on March 17th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner is an actor, director, producer, and activist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Rob was given the name Robert Reiner on March 6th, 1947 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider is an actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1987. Rob was given the name Robert Michael Schneider on October 31st, 1963 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rob

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rob

Black Rob

Black Rob is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He was most active from 1993 to 1993. Black was given the name Robert Ross on July 12th, 1970 in Harlem. Black is also known as Rob Marciano, Robbie O, and Banco Pop.

Lil Rob

Lil Rob is a hip hop music and g-funk musician. His ongoing career started in 1992. Lil was given the name Robert Flores on September 21st, 1975 in San Diego.

J. Rob

J. Rob is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and pop music record producer, songwriter, and engineer. J. was given the name Justen Robinson on September 24th, 1985.

Lubos Rob

Lubos Rob is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Lubos was born on August 5th, 1970 in Czechoslovakia.

Răzvan Rob

Răzvan Rob is a sports team member for the AF Gloria Bistrița.


Common last names for Rob

Common first names for Rob

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rob U.S.
  White 43.95% 64.26%
  African American 18.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rob

People with the last name Rob are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rob

  • How Popular is the name Rob? Rob is the 2,809th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rob was the 40,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rob have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,725 babies born with the first name Rob in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rob to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rob? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rob first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rob is Saturday, August 6th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rob born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rob was in 1963 with a total of 555 babies.
  • Random Rob Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rob is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Indiana have the same name in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Rob: The name spelled backwards is Bor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rob? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 537 people with the last name Rob.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rob? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rob as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rob name meaning

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