Bobby - Meaning of Bobby
[ 2 syll. bob-by, bo-bby ] The baby girl name Bobby is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced BAAB-iy- †. Bobby's origin is Latin and Germanic, and its use, English. See Bobby for more information.
In addition, Bobby is a familiar form (English) of Barbara.
Bobby is also a familiar form (English) of the English, German, and Italian Roberta.
A form of Bobby is the name Bobbie.
Bobby is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1933, 0.025% of baby girls were named Bobby. It was #402 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is currently of only irregular use. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Bobby, Barbara was the most widely used. Bobby has primarily been a boy name in the last century. In 1971, 26 times more boys than girls were given the name Bobby.
† Pronunciation for Bobby: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"