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[ 1 syll. rob, ro-b ] The baby boy name Rob is pronounced as RAAB in English or RAOB in Dutch †. Rob is mainly used in English and its language of origin is Germanic.

Rob is a variant form of the English name Bob.

Rob is also a contracted form of Robert in the English language.

See also the related category germanic (german).

Rob is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1964, 0.027% of baby boys were named Rob. It was #335 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly related to Rob, Robert was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Rob include Robb (English), Rab (English and Scottish), Raf (English), Raff (English), Ralf (English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian), Ralph (English and German), Raph, Raufe, Rauff, Rauffe, Rav, Reave (English), Reb, Rebe, Reefe (Scottish), Reeve (English), Reive, Reve, Rif, and Rip (English).

† Pronunciation for Rob: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"

Details of famous persons named Rob:
Actor Rob Lowe, born 17 March 1964, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rock Musician Rob Zombie, born Robert Cummings 12 January 1966, Haverhill, Massachusetts.


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