US Popularity:26730
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

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  • Bob Cousy
    Basketball Player
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Marley
  • Bob Newhart
  • Bob Pettit
    Basketball Player

Bob Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bob is currently #3276 on The Bump
Boy:Bob is currently #1058 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bob is currently #26730 in U.S. births
Boy:Bob is currently #8158 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 12421
from 2020
In comparison to the previous year's data
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