Bobby - girls name

Bobby name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 29%

Bobby name meaning:

The name Bobby is a diminutive form of the given name Robert. It is primarily used as a boys' name and has English and Scottish origins. The name Robert is derived from the Germanic elements "hrod" meaning "fame" and "beraht" meaning "bright," which combines to convey the meaning "bright fame" or "famous one." As a diminutive, Bobby carries a similar meaning, indicating someone who is renowned or famous.

Bobby has been a popular name since the 19th century and gained even more popularity in the mid-20th century. It became associated with several notable figures, adding to its fame. Bobby Kennedy, for example, was a prominent American politician, while Bobby Moore was an English footballer who captained the national team to their historic 1966 World Cup win.

In summary, the name Bobby is derived from the name Robert and signifies "bright fame" or "famous one." Its popularity is attributed to notable figures who carried this name, making it an enduring choice for parents seeking a strong and recognizable name for their son.

Origin: English

Abbreviation of Robert.


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Overall UK ranking: 3961 out of 5581

5 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Bobby

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