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What does Rob mean?

Rob Pronunciation of Rob [rob] as a boys' name. Short form of Robert. Bob is more common as a nickname for Robert, but Rob is used more often as an independent name. Actor Rob Lowe.


Rob has 3 variants: Robb, Robbie and Robby.

12 more alternative forms via Bob, Robert: Bob, Bobby, Rab, Rip, Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robers, Robi, Robin, Robson and Robyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Rore, Somb, ..

(female) Rody, Roro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rob Rigoberto (R.R.), ..

How popular is Rob?

Rob is a very popular first name for men (#603 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#53782 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rob reached its top position of #390 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Robert (#63 in 2015), Bobby (#738), Robin (#973), Robyn, Robby, Robbie, Robb, Bob and Robbin are the popular related forms of Rob appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Rob was widespread in the 1930s (adoption of 6.5%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.3%, 94.6%), with forms like Rob falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Rob is pronounced similarly to Rube. Other recommended names are Cob, Hob, Job, Rod, Roe, Rog, Roi, Ron, Row and Roy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rob.