US Popularity:726
Origin:Hebrew
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Pet name of Jacob, Tortoise, Turtle
Kobe is a boy’s name of mixed origin and is a variant of the names Kobi and Coby. However, this beloved moniker has roots across the globe and retains many meanings. The first known use of Kobe comes from Biblical times with the spelling “Koby.” In Hebrew and Greek, Koby is a pet name for Jacob. In Swahili, Kobe translates to “tortoise” or “turtle”. Around the world, these adorable, shelled creatures symbolize wisdom and knowledge and have the impressive ability to independently defend themselves. What’s more, legendary basketballer Kobe Byrant was named after the famous beef from Kobe, Japan. Kobe continues to rise in popularity throughout the US and is recognized worldwide as an admirable name!

Famous People Named Kobe

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  • Kobe Bryant
    Basketball Player

Kobe Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kobe is currently #1224 on The Bump
Boy:Kobe is currently #332 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kobe is currently #726 in U.S. births
Boy:Kobe is currently #250 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
#726
in 2022
- 159
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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