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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bubba

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  1. (Southern US) The stereotypical white male; John Doe.
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  2. (Southern US) A generic nickname for any white male.
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  3. (Southern US) A nickname for a brother, usually the eldest brother and initially used only by young children before sometimes spreading to become a person's general adult nickname.
  4. (US) Alternative form of bubba (a white male Southerner).

Notable Persons Named Bubba

Bubba Smith was a football player. His career lasted from 1967 to 1976. Bubba was born on February 28th, 1945 in Orange, Texas. He died on August 3rd, 2011.


Bubba the Love Sponge is a radio personality, producer, and actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Bubba was given the name Todd Alan Clem on April 23rd, 1966 in Warsaw, Indiana.


Bubba Sparxxx is a hip hop music, southern hip hop, and country rap musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Bubba was given the name Warren Anderson Mathis on March 6th, 1977. Bubba is also known as Bubba.



Bubba Starling is an athlete for the Kansas City Royals. Bubba was born on August 3rd, 1992.


Bubba was born on February 5th, 1988 in Frankfurt.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bubba

Joseph L. Bubba is a New Jersey Senate. Joseph was born on February 28th, 1938 in Paterson, New Jersey.


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Popularity of Bubba as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Bubba

  • How Popular is the name Bubba? Bubba is the 16,679th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bubba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 481 babies born with the first name Bubba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bubba to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bubba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bubba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bubba is Tuesday, September 19th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Bubba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bubba was in 1963 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Bubba Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bubba is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Bubba: Your name in reverse order is Abbub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bubab. How do you pronounce that?

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