Rupert name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rupert

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  1. English leader (born in Germany) of the Royalist forces during the English Civil War (1619-1682)

A German name, brought to England by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the seventeenth century.

  1. (chiefly Britain) A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A city, the county seat of Minidoka County, Idaho.
  3. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
  4. A town in Vermont.
  5. A town in West Virginia.
  6. (derogatory, slang, military) A junior army officer.

Rupert was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Rupert

Notable Persons Named Rupert

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is a chairman, ceo of news corporation, executive chairman of news corp, ceo of 21st century fox, executive co-chairman of 21st century fox, news corporation, news corp, 21st century fox, ceo ofnews corporation(1979–2013), executive chairman ofnews corp(2013–p. Rupert was given the name Keith Rupert Murdoch by his parents Keith Murdoch and Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist) on March 11th, 1931 in Melbourne.

Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Rupert was given the name Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint on August 24th, 1988 in Harlow, Essex, England.

Rupert Friend

Rupert Friend is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. His ongoing career started in 2004. Rupert was given the name Rupert William Anthony Friend on October 1st, 1981 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett is an actor and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Rupert was given the name Rupert James Hector Everett on May 29th, 1959 in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England.

Rupert Sanders

Rupert Sanders is a film director and director. Rupert was given the name Rupert Miles Sanders on March 16th, 1971 in Westminster.

Rupert Evans

Rupert Evans is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Rupert was born on March 9th, 1976 in Staffordshire.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rupert

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rupert

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert was a soldier, statesman, privateer, and scientist. He holds the title Count Palatine of the Rhine. Prince was born as the child of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Elizabeth Stuart, and Queen of Bohemia on December 17th, 1619 in Prague. He left this life on November 29th, 1682.

Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert is a chairman of compagnie financiere richemont sa, richemont, and chairman ofcompagnie financiere richemont sa. Johann was born as the child of Anton Rupert on June 1st, 1950 in Stellenbosch.

Anton Rupert

Anton Rupert was a businessman, conservationist, philanthropist, and conservation movement. Anton was born on October 4th, 1916 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He died on January 18th, 2006.

Michael Rupert

Michael Rupert is an actor, singer, composer, director, and theatre director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Michael was given the name Michael John Rupert on October 23rd, 1951 in Denver.


Rupert was royalty. He was most active from 1400 to 1410. Rupert was born as the child of Rupert II, Elector Palatine, and Beatrice of Sicily (1326–1365) on May 5th, 1352 in Amberg. He left this life on May 18th, 1410.

Ryan Rupert

Ryan Rupert is a hockey player for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Ryan was born on June 2nd, 1994 in London, Ontario.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rupert U.S.
  White 86.59% 64.26%
  African American 8.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rupert

People with the last name Rupert are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rupert

  • What name lists does Rupert rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rupert? Rupert is the 3,695th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rupert was the 4,474th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rupert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,458 babies born with the first name Rupert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rupert to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rupert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rupert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rupert is Monday, March 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rupert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rupert was in 1920 with a total of 156 babies.
  • Random Rupert Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rupert is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Rupert: The name spelled backwards is Trepur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ueptrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rupert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,936 people with the last name Rupert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rupert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Rupert as their last name.
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