Meaning:Bright; Fame
The seemingly unassuming yet undeniably popular name Bob is a boy’s name of British origin. Bob comes from the Germanic name Robert and means “bright” and “fame.” During the Middle Ages, shortening and rhyming names was the trend, with names like Rob, Dob, and Hob also stemming from Robert. While Bob has stepped slightly to the sidelines since the 1960s, this timeless classic is bound to make a comeback with the revival of vintage names. The TV show Bob’s Burgers stars the titular character, a loveable and hardworking dad trying to run a successful restaurant. The nickname Bobby is also an adorable option for your bundle of sunshine. A name with such uplifting connotations may lead baby Bob to stardom if they truly desire it.

Famous People Named Bob

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Bob Cousy
    Basketball Player
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Marley
  • Bob Newhart
  • Bob Pettit
    Basketball Player
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