in the U.S.
since 1880



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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1989 5 0 5
1995 9 0 9
1996 87 0 87
1997 363 13 350
1998 1,116 12 1,104
1999 883 23 860
2000 1,457 25 1,432
2001 1,571 19 1,552
2002 1,408 16 1,392
2003 1,227 15 1,212
2004 633 8 625
2005 449 6 443
2006 480 11 469
2007 581 9 572
2008 745 15 730
2009 697 12 685
2010 655 12 643
2011 567 14 553
2012 536 13 523
2013 563 14 549
2014 526 14 512
2015 472 7 465

Want to know about the popularity of the Kobe baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,030 babies born with the name Kobe in the United States. That's more than enough Kobes to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kobe" was in 2001 with a total of 1,552 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kobes)

According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kobe" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 16 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of 1,457 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Kobe popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kobe in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Rhode Island names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kobe

The name "Kobe" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is a basketball biography. Kobe was born in 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Kobé Tai

Kobé Tai is an adult biography. Kobé was born in 1972 as Carla Carter in Taipei, Taiwan.


Other Inspirations for the Name Kobe

Kobe 10
Kobe 11
Kobe 9
Kobe Beef

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Ebok". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kbeo". 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 Kobe born Jul 10, 1973

What would you ask a Psychic? Get 3 FREE minutes with the most qualified advisors

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Kobe

Name poster for Kobe(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Anishka
592k Tyler
< 1k Kirthan
671k Jack
159k Seth
987k Karen
107k Genevieve
< 1k Babii
66k Elias
< 1k Neshely
< 1k Peterjohn
< 1k Hansly
< 1k Emmelia
7k Tegan
412k Gloria
< 1k Vishwagna
< 1k Kartier
616k Emma
< 1k Oaklyn
33k Alisa