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Meaning and name origin

Bobby \b(ob)-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bobby), is of Old English and Old German origin. Bobby is a variant of Bob (Old English): short form of Robert, of later coinage than Hob, Dob, and Nob.

Bobby has 3 variant forms: Bobbee, Bobbey, Bobbie.


Bobby is a very popular first name for males (#83 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18799 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bobby for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bobby name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bobby and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bob, Bobbie, Bobby and Robert. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Robert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bobby is also pronounced similarly to Bubba. Other suggested similar baby names are Cobby and Robby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bobby.


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