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Bobby (boy)

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What does Bobby mean?

Bobby [bob-by] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Bobby). Bobby's roots are Old English and Old German. Bobby is an alternate form, with the suffix -y, of Bob (Old English): short version of Robert.

Associated with: old english.


Bobby has 3 variants: Bobbee, Bobbey and Bobbie.

Bobby has 10 more related forms via Bob, Robert: Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robby, Robi, Robin and Robyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bobbly, Bobly, ..

(female) Bobba, Bobbet, ..

How popular is Bobby?

Bobby is a very popular first name for males (#83 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#24406 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Bobby for boys. Bobby entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #752 currently. (2014 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.

Robert (#61 the previous year), Robin (#1050), Robby, Robyn, Robbin, Robbie, Bobbie, Rob, Robb and Bob are the popular related forms of Bobby (#752 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bobbey, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bobby was widespread in the 1930s (average #1080) and is now significantly reduced (#1623, down 94.3%), with versions such as Robbie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobby, Bob, Bobbie, Rob, Robb in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbie, Robbin, Robby, Robert, Robin, Robyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobby, Robbie, Robert, Robin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bobby is pronounced similarly to Bibi and Bubba. Other recommended names are Abby, Boban, Bodey, Bogey, Bogy, Bosly, Busby, Cobby, Coby, Colby, Corby, Ebby, Gabby, Gibby, Joby, Koby, Kolby and Toby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bobby.