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What does Bobbie mean?

Bobbie Pronunciation of Bobbie as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Bobbie) is pronounced BAH-bee. It is of contemporary origin. Pet form of Roberta (Old English, Old German) "bright fame", and Barbara (Greek) "stranger". Like Billie, a feminine version of a man's nickname. Bobbie is sometimes combined with other names, with or without a hyphen. Author Bobbie Ann Mason.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, bright (light), greek, combined (blend)


VARIANTS Bobbi, Bobbiejean, Bobbiejo

RELATED FORMS VIA BARBARA, BILLIE, ROBERTA Babb, Babbie, Babe, Baibin, Barbi, Barbie, Baubie, Bebe, Berdie, Bertie, Bibi, Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbette, Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Bobi, Bobie, Bobina, Bobine, Bonni, Bonnie, Robbee, Robbey, Robbi, Robbie, Robby, Robi, Robin




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How popular is Bobbie?

Bobbie is a very prominent first name for females (#288 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bobbie reached its apex position of #126 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Bobbie are Bonnie (#691 VIA LATEST LIST), Barbara (#930), Robin (#974), Billie (#1471), Bobbye, Roberta, Robbie, Robbi, Bonni, Bobette, Babe, Bobby, Bobbi, Bertie, Berdie, Bebe, Barbie and Bobbiejo. Other forms, like Bobina, are uncommon. These forms of Bobbie were favored as baby names during 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #1058) and have become much less common since (#1792, 98%), with forms such as Bobbye falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbie, Babe, Barbara, Barbie, Bebe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berdie, Bertie, Billie, Bobbi, Bobbiejo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobby, Bobbye, Bobette, Bonni, Bonnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbi, Robbie, Roberta, Robin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billie, Bonnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bobbie is pronounced similarly to Babbie, Baubie, Bebba, Beebee, Bibi, Bobbee, Bobby, Bobbye, Bobi and Bobie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abbie, Babb, Babe, Bambie, Barbie, Baylie, Bebe, Beckie, Bernie, Berrie, Bethie, Betsie, Bettie, Bevie, Blondie, Bobbe, Bobine, Bonie, Bonnee, Bonni, Bonnie, Bonnin, Bradie, Brodie, Bronnie, Brucie, Brydie, Connie, Debbie, Dollie, Dorrie, Doxie, Gabbie, Honie, Ibbie, Ionie, Jobie, Jodie, Jolie, Jonnie, Jordie, Joycie, Libbie, Lollie, Lonnie, Monnie, Pollie, Rebbie, Robbee, Robbi, Robbie, Robbin, Roddie, Ronnie, Roxie, Sonnie, Sophie, Tabbie, Thobie (see Toby), Tibbie, Tommie, Torie, Toshie, Tottie and Yollie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bobbie.