If you’ve got a Robert in your life you’re looking for a nickname for, or if you happen to be a Robert yourself and want to find a nickname you really like, I’m hoping I can help you find what you’re looking for.
The most common nicknames for Roberts are pretty obvious due to their ubiquity. Chances are if you are a Robert, or you know a Robert, they already go by at least one of these nicknames, seeing as how they are so popular.
The most common nickname for “Robert” of all time seems to be “Rob,” for good reason. It’s short, sweet, to the point, and is comprised of the first three letters of the name Robert.
Variants of Rob, like “Robby” or “Robbie,” also exist, though I think these are much less used. That being said, a lot of Roberts seem to be fine going by “Robbie” or “Robby” sometimes if they go by “Rob” typically. Let me know in the comments section if this is true in your experience as well.
The second most common, and I think often less preferred nickname for “Robert” is “Bob.” It’s one of a number of names where the first letter transforms into a “B” for some reason or another – like “Bill” being a nickname for “William.”
I’m not exactly sure why these exist, if you have an inkling, again let me know in the comments section down below. Either way, it does make sense as a nickname, if not as ideal as “Rob” and variants of the nickname “Rob.”
In terms of variations you can have if the Robert in your life (even if it happens to be you!) on the nickname “Bob,” “Bobby” and/or “Bobbie” are of course most common.
Though there are other creative variations, like “Bobert,” which fuses “Bob” and the entire “Robert” name together, and I think makes for a pretty interesting, much more unique nickname.
In terms of other nicknames, there are similar names to “Robert,” “Rob,” or even “Bob” that are sometimes good substitutes or nicknames for Roberts.
These are usually names that have nothing to do with the name “Robert” that start with an “R,” or if the Robert goes by Bob instead, names that have nothing to do with Bob that start with a “B.”
Have a look through the lists I’ve compiled and let me know if there’s a name you think should be added to the list.
Also let me know if there’s a particular nickname really works for Roberts, whether it’s something you’ve heard used before or something that happens to be on this list.
Also, if you’re a Robert: what are your favourite nicknames? Have you ever been in the same space (school, work, etc.) as another Robert and needed a unique nickname so your peers, coworkers, etc., could make direct reference to you without needing clarification? What was your nickname? What was the other Robert’s?
Nicknames for Roberts
Common Nicknames for Robert
As I mentioned in the intro, the most common nicknames for Roberts are the following:
Essentially “Rob” and variations of Rob.
The second most common nicknames are less favoured, in my experience. These are:
Thus, they are “Bob” and variants on the name Bob.
Less Common Variations of “Robert”
These are names that are like Robert, but differently spelled or with a few letters differing/added on:
Unrelated Names That Begin With “R” That Make Good Nicknames for Roberts Who Go by “Rob”
While “Rob” is the most common nickname for Robert, it’s so ubiquitous that it can feel impersonal and not a good enough nickname for a Robert you’re very close with.
More creative variations of “Rob” are:
None of these work out? Want some more ideas?
If the Robert in your life frequently goes by Rob, rather than the second most popular nickname for Robs – Bob – you might want to try out another, unrelated, “R” name as a nickname to see if the Rob likes it and it sticks.
Unrelated Names That Begin With “B” That Make Good Nicknames for Roberts Who Go by “Bob”
If the Robert in your life goes by “Bob,” “Bobbi” or other variants, the following spins on the nickname “Bob” might be just the trick for a nickname for him:
- Bob the Builder
- Billy Bob
Other creative variants of Bob that don’t have “B” as their first letter include:
Again, if you’d like something more creative, you can go for other names that have nothing to do with Bob that start with “B” and thus work. Names like:
Your Thoughts on Nicknames for Roberts?
What are your favourite nicknames for Robert?
If you are a Robert, what are some of your favourite nicknames to ever have been called? What are some you wish other people would call you?
If you know a Robert, what are his typical nicknames? What nicknames do you think you might try out? Do you know of any nicknames the Robert in your life hates when they’re used?
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!