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What does Bubba mean?

Bubba [bub-ba] as a boys' name is of German origin, and the meaning of Bubba is "boy". More commonly a nickname, usually for someone rather large. In American slang, it can also mean "brother".


Kreatif forms:
(male) Bubbar, Bubbas, ..

(female) Bubbe, Bubra, ..

How popular is Bubba?

Bubba is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#144908 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bubba for boys. Bubba entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1858 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bubba name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bubba outside U.S.

Similar Names


Bubba is alike in pronunciation to Bibi, Bobbee, Bobbey, Bobbie and Bobby. Other recommended names are Abba, Busby and Cuba. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bubba.