What does Bobby mean?
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, with the suffix -y, of Bob (Old English): short version of Robert.
Associated with: old english.
(male) Bobbly, Bobly, ..
(female) Bobba, Bobbet, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Bobby for boys. 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)
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.
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.