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What does Kobe mean?

Kobe Pronunciation of Kobe [kobe] as a name for boys is of Hungarian origin. Kobe is a variant form of Coby: possibly a version of Coburn. Kobe is also a form of Kobi (Hungarian).


Kobe has 1 variant: Cobe.

6 more different relations via Coby, Kobi: Cobey, Cobi, Cobie, Kobey, Kobie and Koby.

Creative forms:
(male) Keabe, Koley, ..

(female) Kober, Kobet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kobe Emil (K.E.), ..

How popular is Kobe?

Kobe is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29784 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kobe was first listed in 1996 and reached its top position of #222 in the U.S. in 2001, and is currently at #591. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Kobe (#591 via latest list) are Cobe, Coby (#1384 via latest list), Kobey, Kobi, Kobie and Koby (#1507). Usage of these forms of Kobe was at its most widespread 14 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly lower.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kobe, Cobe, Coby, Kobey, Kobi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kobie, Koby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kobe is pronounced similarly to Cabe, Cob and Cobb. Other suggested similar names are Abbe, Abe, Aube, Ebbe, Fabe, Gabe, Hube, Jobe, Kade, Kale, Kane, Kaye, Keye, Kibo, Kile, Koa, Kobus, Kodey, Kodi, Kodie, Kody, Kofi, Kojo, Kolby, Kolt, Kord, Koren, Korey, Kori, Kort, Kory, Kosi, Kye, Kyle, Rube and Tobe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kobe.