US Popularity:2507
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Bright fame; Foreign
The name Robert is a popular choice all over the world. Diminutives like Rob, Robbie, and Bob have also popped up over the years. Bobby, however, is a gender-neutral title that stands apart from its more traditional variants. As well as its link to Robert, a German name meaning “bright fame,” Bobby can also be a shortened form of Barbara, a Greek feminine moniker meaning “foreign.” Whether baby Bobby loves their name’s bouncy, spirited sound or its vibrant and celebratory meanings, their joyful energy is sure to make an impression on everyone they meet.

Famous People Named Bobby

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Bobby Brown
  • Bobby Darin
  • Bobby Fischer
    Chess Champion
  • Bobby Flay
  • Bobby Riggs
    Tennis Player

Bobby Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bobby is currently #1965 on The Bump
Boy:Bobby is currently #1094 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Bobby is currently #1385 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bobby is currently #2507 in U.S. births
Boy:Bobby is currently #1194 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 9790
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Robert, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Bobby

  • Behind the Name, Barbara, April 2022

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