Bob

Bob - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bob, meaning bright fame, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #231. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bob and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bob? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bob. The baby boy name Bob was given to 5 baby boys in 2011, ranking #3856 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 330,648 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bob peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 75.



Famous with this name

Bob Sheridan
Bob Gunton
Bob Kane


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Bob is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bob is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,569 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,569.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bob is where you live.


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Bob origin and meaning

Bob is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bright fame. To see famous people named Bob, pop culture references for the name Bob and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bob

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bob, sorted by popularity.

Bobby / Beau / Bobbie / Bo / Baby / Babyboy / Bee / Boy / Bao / Bubba /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20113856
20092834
20083900
20043760
20023419
19972705
19962642
19942849
19932493
19922237
19911547
19901573
19891546
19881554
19871416
19861469
19851040
19841209
19831056
1982985
19811002
1980948
1979949
1978955
1977831
1976791
1975670
1974639
1973585
1972550
1971451
1970411
1969379
1968360
1967324
1966279
1965230
1964198
1963167
1962151
1961141
1960131
1959128
1958138
1957171
1956228
1955247
1954267
1953262
1952245
1951234
1950204
1949162
1948139
1947115
1946107
1945106
1944109
1943110
1942110
1941103
194099
193989
193893
193781
193677
193581
193475
193382
193279
193178
193088
192989
192895
1927100
1926103
1925129
1924141
1923164
1922175
1921178
1920189
1919222
1918243
1917268
1916293
1915294
1914318
1913332
1912324
1911306
1910231

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2569

Even more about Bob


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bob a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bob?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bob
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 330,648
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2011 births +5

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