Bobbie - girls name

Bobbie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Bobbie name meaning:

The name Bobbie is a diminutive form of the name Robert or Roberta, which means "bright fame" or "renowned". As a nickname or a given name, Bobbie carries a sense of familiarity and friendliness. The name is often associated with a strong and independent personality, embodying qualities such as determination, resilience, and confidence.

Bobbie is a unisex name, although it is more commonly used for girls. Its usage as a girl's name gained popularity in the mid-20th century, during a time when names with a more masculine sound became trendy. The name Bobbie exudes a sense of uniqueness and individuality, paying homage to a time when traditional gender norms were being challenged.

Overall, the name Bobbie carries connotations of strength, individuality, and a touch of nostalgia. It represents a person who is not afraid to break societal norms and forge their own path.

Origin: English

Diminutive of Barbara: From the Greek barbaros meaning foreign or strange, traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic custom St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning.


Unisex names

Related names

Barbara , Babette, Babs, Barb, Barbary, Barbie, Barbra, Barbro, Baubie, Bobbie , Bora , Borhala, Boriska, Borka, Borsala, Brosca, Broska, Wava

Other girls names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 567 out of 5581

69 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Bobbie

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