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Bobby

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93k Bob (English)

How popular is the baby name Bobby in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 12 5 7
1901 7 7 0
1904 16 8 8
1905 11 0 11
1906 7 0 7
1907 14 9 5
1908 6 0 6
1909 14 5 9
1910 24 16 8
1911 22 10 12
1912 38 24 14
1913 27 13 14
1914 57 21 36
1915 66 24 42
1916 80 31 49
1917 91 29 62
1918 127 46 81
1919 130 37 93
1920 223 53 170
1921 319 45 274
1922 436 65 371
1923 545 76 469
1924 832 99 733
1925 1,198 111 1,087
1926 1,741 144 1,597
1927 2,467 178 2,289 #91 boy name
1928 3,161 193 2,968 #65 boy name
1929 4,132 209 3,923 #50 boy name
1930 5,444 262 5,182 #41 boy name
1931 6,098 242 5,856 #32 boy name
1932 6,844 250 6,594 #30 boy name
1933 6,748 259 6,489 #26 boy name
1934 7,774 247 7,527 #23 boy name
1935 7,970 245 7,725 #24 boy name
1936 7,927 193 7,734 #24 boy name
1937 7,952 207 7,745 #24 boy name
1938 7,683 191 7,492 #27 boy name
1939 7,199 147 7,052 #29 boy name
1940 7,030 149 6,881 #30 boy name
1941 6,762 176 6,586 #35 boy name
1942 6,380 132 6,248 #43 boy name
1943 6,267 148 6,119 #46 boy name
1944 5,581 171 5,410 #50 boy name
1945 5,179 129 5,050 #53 boy name
1946 5,939 171 5,768 #53 boy name
1947 6,304 185 6,119 #60 boy name
1948 5,714 139 5,575 #62 boy name
1949 5,270 155 5,115 #67 boy name
1950 5,151 129 5,022 #65 boy name
1951 5,132 135 4,997 #77 boy name
1952 5,095 131 4,964 #77 boy name
1953 5,323 135 5,188 #73 boy name
1954 5,625 131 5,494 #72 boy name
1955 5,330 116 5,214 #75 boy name
1956 5,463 106 5,357 #77 boy name
1957 5,730 114 5,616 #78 boy name
1958 5,827 98 5,729 #69 boy name
1959 5,800 125 5,675 #71 boy name
1960 5,754 102 5,652 #73 boy name
1961 5,525 123 5,402 #76 boy name
1962 5,429 108 5,321 #78 boy name
1963 5,305 94 5,211 #75 boy name
1964 5,194 111 5,083 #73 boy name
1965 4,680 87 4,593 #80 boy name
1966 4,150 82 4,068 #82 boy name
1967 3,878 98 3,780 #83 boy name
1968 3,733 101 3,632 #81 boy name
1969 3,766 115 3,651 #82 boy name
1970 3,781 147 3,634 #87 boy name
1971 3,783 133 3,650 #80 boy name
1972 3,291 113 3,178 #90 boy name
1973 3,003 115 2,888 #93 boy name
1974 2,907 117 2,790 #92 boy name
1975 2,876 104 2,772 #93 boy name
1976 2,752 110 2,642 #97 boy name
1977 2,651 110 2,541
1978 2,495 97 2,398
1979 2,702 115 2,587
1980 2,830 108 2,722
1981 2,758 99 2,659
1982 2,707 101 2,606
1983 2,446 90 2,356
1984 2,167 49 2,118
1985 2,144 50 2,094
1986 2,162 57 2,105
1987 1,931 45 1,886
1988 1,746 30 1,716
1989 1,810 51 1,759
1990 1,707 29 1,678
1991 1,544 36 1,508
1992 1,408 21 1,387
1993 1,243 22 1,221
1994 1,155 19 1,136
1995 1,066 20 1,046
1996 955 22 933
1997 924 11 913
1998 854 19 835
1999 739 11 728
2000 742 12 730
2001 662 8 654
2002 650 6 644
2003 567 8 559
2004 581 8 573
2005 504 0 504
2006 552 6 546
2007 521 0 521
2008 518 6 512
2009 462 5 457
2010 462 5 457
2011 344 0 344
2012 337 6 331
2013 360 0 360
2014 311 0 311
2015 325 0 325

Want to know about the popularity of the Bobby baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 322,193 babies born with the name Bobby in the United States. That's more than enough Bobbies to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bobby" was in 1937 with a total of 7,745 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bobbies)

According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bobby" ranks #51 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 34 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 6,267 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bobby" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bobby as well as things modernly associated with the name Bobby such as celebrities named Bobby.

Origin and Meaning of Bobby

The name "Bobby" is of American origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Robert". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer specializing in R&B, soul, pop, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Bobby was born in 1969 as Robert Barisford Brown in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay is a chef . Bobby was born in 1964 as Robert William Flay in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin is a musician, singer-songwriter, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, rock'n'roll, and pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to 1973. Bobby was born in 1936 as Walden Robert Cassotto in East Harlem, New York CityNew York, US.

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Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Bobby was born in 1971 as Robert Cannavale in Union City, New Jersey, U.S.

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Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Bobby was born in 1967 as Vijay Singh Deol in Mumbai, India.

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Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to 1972. Dan was born in 1928 as Bobby Dan Davis Blocker in DeKalb, TexasUnited States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bobby

Bobby Bones
Bobby Jindal
Bobby Shmurda
Bobby Vans Dc
Bobby Byrd
Bobby Fischer

Alternative Meanings

B is for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

B is for busy, your never idle life.

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ybbob". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bbbyo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Bobby born Feb 17, 1999

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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