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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 3 variants: Bobbee, Bobbey and Bobbie.

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robby, Robert in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roberto, Robin, Rupert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bobby is pronounced similarly to Bubba. Another recommended similar baby name is Cobby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bobby.