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What does Bobbie mean?

Bobbie Pronunciation of Bobbie [bob-bie] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bobbie) is pronounced BAH-bee. It is of Contemporary origin. Pet form of Roberta (Old English, Old German) "bright fame", and Barbara (Greek) "stranger". Like Billie, a feminine version of a man's nickname. Bobbie is sometimes combined with other names, with or without a hyphen. Author Bobbie Ann Mason.

Associated with: old, bright (light), greek, combined (blend).


Bobbie has 3 variants: Bobbi, Bobbiejean and Bobbiejo.

30 more related forms via Barbara, Billie, Roberta: Babb, Babbie, Babe, Baibin, Barbi, Barbie, Baubie, Bebe, Berdie, Bertie, Bibi, Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbette, Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Bobi, Bobie, Bobina, Bobine, Bonni, Bonnie, Robbee, Robbey, Robbi, Robbie, Robby, Robi and Robin.

1 masculine form: Bob.

Creative forms:
(female) Bebie, Bobcie, ..

(male) Bobbo, Bobbre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bobbie Macy (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bobbie?

Bobbie is a very prominent first name for females (#288 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bobbie reached its apex position of #126 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobbie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bobbie are Barbara (#865 via latest list), Bonnie (#871), Robin (#1020), Bonni, Bobette, Bobbye, Robbie, Roberta, Bobby, Robbi, Bobbiejo, Berdie, Bebe, Barbie, Bertie, Billie, Bobbi and Babe. Other forms, like Bobina, are uncommon. These forms of Bobbie were favored as baby names during 1930-1939 (average #1069) and have become much less common since (#1829, 99%), with forms such as Bobbie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbie, Babe, Barbara, Barbie, Bebe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berdie, Bertie, Billie, Bobbi, Bobbiejo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Bonni, Bonnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbi, Robbie, Roberta, Robin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobbie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bobbie is pronounced similarly to Bebba and Beebee. Other recommended names are Abbie, Ashbie, Aubrie, Bailie, Bambie, Beckie, Bennie, Bethie, Betsie, Bevie, Blondie, Bolade, Bonie, Bonne, Brenie, Bridie, Brie, Brilie (see Briley), Bronnie, Brookie, Brucie, Collie, Connie, Cordie, Corie, Cornie, Dabnie, Debbie, Dollie, Donnie, Dorrie, Doxie, Gabbie, Honie, Ibbie, Ionie, Joanie, Jobie, Jodie, Joie, Joolie, Jordie, Jorie, Josie, Kodie, Konnie, Libbie, Lollie, Lorie, Lottie, Mollie, Noemie, Nonie, Normie, Pollie, Rebbie, Robbin, Ronnie, Roxie, Rubie, Selbie, Sokie, Sonnie, Tabbie, Taubie, Thobie (see Toby), Tibbie, Torie, Toshie, Tottie, Yolie, Yollie and Zowie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bobbie.

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