What does Bobby mean?
Bobby /bob-by/ [2 sylls.] 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 of Bob (Old English): short version of Robert. Compare last name Bibby.
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, Beby, 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 the previous year), Roberto (#343), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert are the popular related forms of Bobby (#752 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Robers are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5568%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1418%, down 74.5%), with versions such as Bobby, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert falling out of style. Roberto (#343) is the most fashionable name for newborns here. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Bobby and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)