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What does Dobbs mean?

Dobbs Pronunciation of Dobbs [dobbs] as a boys' name. Possibly Old English. Occupational name having to do with painting, or "daubing". May also be related to Robert.

Associated with: old, occupational.


15 different relations via Robert: Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robby, Robers, Robi, Robin and Robyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Debbs, Dobby, ..

(female) Dobcey, Dobsey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dobbs Sabastian (D.S.), ..

How popular is Dobbs?

Dobbs is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1829 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Dobbs (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Bob, Bobbie, Bobby (#738 via latest list), Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robbin, Robby, Robert (#63), Robin (#973) and Robyn. Adoption of these relations of Dobbs was at its peak during 1930-1939 (median #1080) and has become much lower since (#1615, 95%), with forms like Bobby becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rob, Robb in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbie, Robbin, Robby, Robert, Robin, Robyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobby, Robbie, Robert, Robin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dodds, Gibbs and Hobbs. Like Dobbs, these names are not frequently used.