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What does Kobi mean?

Kobi Pronunciation of Kobi [ko-bi] as a boys' name is of Hungarian origin. Variant of Jacob (Hebrew) "he who supplants". Basketball player Kobe Bryant; soccer player Cobi Jones.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Kobi has 9 variants: Cobe, Cobey, Cobi, Cobie, Coby, Kobe, Kobey, Kobie and Koby.

6 more different relations via Cobi, Jacob: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Jacobi, Jeb and Kobus.

Creative forms:
(male) Keabi, Keibi, ..

(female) Kobir, Koli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kobi Cam (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kobi?

Kobi is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kobi entered the list in 1997 and reached its top position of #1274 in the U.S. in 2000, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Jacob (#4 last year), Kobe (#591), Jacobi (#1317), Coby (#1384), Koby (#1507), Kobie, Jeb, Cobe and Kobey are the popular varying forms of Kobi rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Kobi was widespread among parents in 1999 (median #1217) and has become significantly lower since (#1480, down 54.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kobi, Cobe, Coby, Jacob, Jacobi in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kobi is alike in pronunciation to Cuba and Kibo. Other suggested similar names are Bibi, Gabi, Kai, Kari, Kasi, Keoki, Keoni, Koa, Kodi, Kodie, Kody, Kofi, Kojo, Kolby, Kolt, Korbin, Kord, Kori, Korin, Kort, Kory, Kosi, Obi, Rabi, Robi, Rubi and Tobi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kobi.