What does Bobby mean?
Bobby [bob-by] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Bobby) is a Latin name, and the name Bobby means "foreign woman; bright fame". Bobby is an alternate form of Barbara (Latin). Bobby is also a variant of Roberta (Old English, Old German): feminine of Robert.
Associated with: bright (light).
25 more related forms via Barbara, Roberta: Bab, Babb, Babe, Babs, Barb, Barbey, Barbi, Barby, Bebe, Berbya, Berty, Bobbe, Bobina, Bobine, Bonni, Bonny, Roba, Robbee, Robbey, Robbi, Robbie▼, Robby, Robi, Robin▼ and Robyn▼.
1 masculine form: Bob.Creative forms:
(female) Biby, Bobba, ..
(male) Bobbly, Bobly, .. Middle name pairings:
Bobby Reese (B.R.), ..
How popular is Bobby?
Bobby is a very prominent first name for women (#1019 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#24406 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Bobby was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #440 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Bobby listed in the Top 2000 are Babe, Barb, Barbara (#865 the previous year), Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobbye, Bonni, Bonny, Robbi, Robbie, Roberta, Robin (#1020) and Robyn (#1048). Other forms, like Bibi, are uncommon. These relations of Bobby reached the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 5.01%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.03%, ▼99.3%), with forms like Robbie becoming less fashionable.