Meaning and name origin
Bobby \b(ob)-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Bobby), is of Old English and Old German origin. Bobby is a variant of Bob (Old English): short form of Robert, of later coinage than Hob, Dob, and Nob.
Bobby is a very popular first name for males (#83 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18799 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bobby for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bobby and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Robert (#61), Bobby (#752), Bobbie and Bob. (2014 statistics).