Bobby - Meaning of Bobby
[ 2 syll. bob-by, bo-bby ] The baby boy name Bobby is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as BAAB-iy- †. Bobby is used chiefly in the English and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Germanic origins. The name developed as a diminutive of Robert in the early 18th century.
Bobby is a diminutive form of the name Bob (English).
Bobby is also a diminutive form of Robert in the English and Spanish languages.
The name Bobbie is a variant of Bobby.
Bobby is a classic favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was in the past. The name's popularity rose from the 1910s up to the 1930s. Its usage peaked in 1936 with 0.727% of baby boys being given the name Bobby. It ranked at #24 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was only 0.014% and its ranking #824. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Bobby, Robert was the most commonly used. In 2018, it was used 19 times more than Bobby. In the past century Bobby has mostly been a baby boy name. In 1971, the name Bobby was given to 26 times as many baby boys than girls.
† Pronunciation for Bobby: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Bobby:
Chess Player Bobby Fischer, born 9 March 1943 - 17 January 2008, Chicago, Illinois.
Footballer Bobby Charlton, born Robert Charlton, 11 October 1937, Ashington, England.
Footballer Bobby Moore, born Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore, 12 April 1941 - 24 February 1993, Barking, London, England.
Golfer Bobby Jones, born Robert Tyre Jones Jr, March 17, 1902 - December 18, 1971, Atlanta, Georgia.
Ice Hockey Player Bobby Hull, born Robert Marvin Hull, January 3, 1939, Ontario, Canada.
Ice Hockey Player Bobby Orr, born Robert Gordon Orr, March 20, 1948, Ontario, Canada.
Singer Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, May 14, 1936 - December 20, 1973, Bronx, New York.
Singer Bobby Womack, born Robert Dwayne Womack, March 4, 1944, Cleveland, Ohio.
US Senator Robert Francis (Bobby) Kennedy, born 20 November 1925 - 6 June 1968, Brookline, Massachusetts.