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Bobby (girl)

What does Bobby mean?

Bobby Pronunciation of 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).


Bobby has 12 variants: Baba, Babbie, Baubie, Bauby, Beba, Bibi, Bobbee, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobbye, Bobi and Bobie.

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobby, Babe, Barb, Barbara, Bebe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobbye, Bonni, Bonny in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Bobby is alike in pronunciation to Bebba. Other recommended names are Abby, Bamby, Debby, Joby, Libby, Tabby, Tibby and Toby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bobby.

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