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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dob"by
An apparatus resembling a Jacquard for weaving small figures (usually about 12 - 16 threads, seldom more than 36 - 40 threads).

From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Dobby

Dobby Dobson is a reggae singing and record producer. He plays Human voice. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 1970. Dobby was born in 1942 in Kingston, Jamaica. Dobby is also known as Dobson and Highland.


Dobby was born on April 20th, 1919 in Dallas. She breathed her last breath on August 13th, 2009.


Dobby was born in 1970.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dobby

Sarah Dobby is an athlete for the Leeds City Vixens L.F.C.


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Fun Facts about the name Dobby

  • How Popular is the name Dobby? Dobby is the 84,537th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dobby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Dobby in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dobby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dobby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dobby is Tuesday, February 16th, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Dobby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dobby was in 1967 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dobby: Your name in reverse order is Ybbod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bdybo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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