[ 2 syll. ko-bi, kob-i ] The baby boy name Kobi is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as KOW-Biy- †. Kobi is used predominantly in the Hungarian and Polish languages, and it is derived from Hebrew and African-Swahili origins.
Kobi is a pet form (Hungarian and Polish) of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Kobi is also a variant of the name Kobe (English and Japanese).
Kobi is also a variant of the name Yakov (Russian, Hebrew, and Slavic).
Kobi is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2012, among the group of boy names directly linked to Kobi, Jacob was the most regularly used.
† English pronunciation for Kobi: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"