- Sir Charles George Douglas,1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist.
- Elizabeth Mad·ox [mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/, 1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist.
- Frederick Sleigh [sley] /sleɪ/, EarlBobs Bahadur, 1832–1914, British field marshal.
- GlennFireball, 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver.
- Kenneth (Lewis),1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist.
- Oral,1918–2009, U.S. evangelist.
- Owen Jo·se·phus [joh-see-fuh s] /dʒoʊˈsi fəs/, 1875–1955, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930–45.
- Richard John,born 1943, U.S. molecular biologist, born in England: Nobel prize 1993.
- Henry Mar·tyn [mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/, 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.”
Examples from the Web for roberts
The Supreme Court justices who decided the Integrity case make $244,440 a year (Chief Justice Roberts makes $255,500).How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop
December 11, 2014
Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts, et al., for opening the floodgates of political campaign donations.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam
P. J. O’Rourke
November 27, 2014
In his new book, Roberts seeks to persuade his readers that Napoleon was not an evil monster.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
In a press release accompanying the video, Roberts said that such behavior is commonplace on New York streets—and in her own life.
Bliss walked in front of Roberts with a tiny GoPro camera hidden in the back of his shirt.
Mrs. Roberts, it was just that which she wanted to do,—lift them up.
"I obey directions," he said, bowing respectfully to Mr. Roberts.
Mrs. Roberts was not in the mood to argue; she was bent on information.
Yet he was the boy to whom Mrs. Roberts' desires had gone out the most anxiously.
Mrs. Roberts exerted herself to laugh with him, albeit she was horror-stricken.
- Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832–1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899–1900) in the second Boer War
- Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Word Origin and History for roberts
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"].