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What does Cobb mean?

Cobb [cobb] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Probably comes from "cottage". Baseball player Ty Cobb.

Associated with: old english, cottage (home).


Cobb has 1 variant: Cobbett.

Related boy name: Jacob.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Cabb, Caobb, ..

(female) Coba, Cobba, ..

How popular is Cobb?

Cobb is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#472 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Jacob (#4 in recent rankings) is the only popular varying form of Cobb (unlisted). This relation of Cobb was favored as a birth name 15 years ago (usage of 1.84%) and has become significantly less popular since (usage 0.88%, 52.3% less). Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Cobb and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacob in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cobb is pronounced similarly to Cabe, Cob, Cobe and Kobe. Other suggested similar names are Cobby, Cobey, Cobi, Cobie, Coby, Cody, Coe, Col, Colby, Cole, Coll, Colm, Colt, Como, Con, Conn, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Corby, Cord, Cork, Cort, Cory, Coty, Cox, Coxe, Coy, Coye, Cuba, Gibb, Robb, Tabb and Webb. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cobb.