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.
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.Kreatif forms: Beaby, Bobbea. [more]
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. 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. in the 1930s, and is at #752 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Robert (#61 2 years ago), Roberto (#343), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert are the popular related forms of Bobby (#752 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Robers, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bobby was widespread during the years 1960-1969 (average #443) and is now significantly reduced (#858, down 74.5%). Robert has been the most recognizable form, although Roberto appears to be getting popular too, while forms like Bobby, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert used to be popular. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Bobby and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)