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Bobby (boy)

What does Bobby mean?

Bobby Pronunciation of Bobby [bob-by] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Bobby) has its roots in Old English and Old German. Bobby is an alternate form of Bob (Old English): short version of Robert.

Associated with: old english.


Bobby has 3 variants: Bobbee, Bobbey and Bobbie.

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

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

(female) Bobba, Bobbet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bobby Fabian (B.F.), ..

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)

Bobby entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #738 currently. (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 boy names. Robert (#63 the previous year), Robin (#973), Robby, Robyn, Robbin, Robbie, Bobbie, Rob, Robb and Bob are the popular related forms of Bobby (#738 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 (#1615, down 94.7%), 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.