Meaning and Name Origin
Bobby \b(ob)-by\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Bobby). Bobby's roots are Old English and Old German. Bobby is a form of Bob (Old English): short form of Robert, of later coinage than Hob, Dob, and Nob. A well-used name for kids. Name suited for both men and women.
Bobby▼ has 27 more related forms via Bob, Robert: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto▲, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.
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 (#18799 out of 88799, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bobby for boys. Bobby entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #26 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #752 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bobby and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Bobby (#752 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Robert (#61 the previous year), Roberto (#343), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly lower, with versions such as Bobby, Robbie, Robby, Robin and Rupert falling out of style. Roberto (#343) is the most fashionable name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)