Bobby

Bobby - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bobby, meaning bright fame, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #710. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bobby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bobby? 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 Bobby. The baby boy name Bobby was given to 289 baby boys in 2012, ranking #701 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,678 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bobby peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 23.



Famous with this name

Millie Bobby Brown
Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Lee


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Bobby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bobby is currently topping the baby name charts in Kentucky at position #360 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,222.

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 Bobby is where you live.


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Bobby origin and meaning

Bobby is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright fame. To see famous people named Bobby, pop culture references for the name Bobby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bobby

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

Bob / 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
2012701
2011694
2010548
2009566
2008519
2007510
2006481
2005491
2004445
2003450
2002398
2001392
2000363
1999358
1998325
1997300
1996290
1995270
1994252
1993237
1992220
1991203
1990185
1989170
1988163
1987147
1986131
1985136
1984130
1983118
1982112
1981110
1980109
1979106
1978109
1977104
197697
197593
197492
197393
197290
197180
197087
196982
196881
196783
196682
196580
196473
196375
196278
196177
196073
195972
195869
195778
195677
195575
195472
195373
195278
195178
195065
194967
194862
194761
194653
194553
194450
194346
194243
194135
194030
193929
193827
193724
193624
193524
193423
193326
193230
193132
193041
192950
192865
192791
1926117
1925149
1924193
1923259
1922293
1921365
1920461
1919692
1918694
1917821
19161070
19151538
19141328
1911710

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky360
Arkansas361
Mississippi366
Tennessee400
South Carolina412
Oklahoma437
New Mexico442
Georgia522
Arizona539
Alabama547
Texas549
North Carolina566
Colorado585
Louisiana599
Indiana621
California657
Michigan706
Virginia768
Florida829
Ohio870
Illinois884
Pennsylvania1175
New York1222

Even more about Bobby


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 Bobby 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 Bobby?

2 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 Bobby
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,678
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +289

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