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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kobi

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Kobi means "A tribe member who cares for others spirit and heals them spiraturaly" and is of Aboriginal origin.
  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Kobi is of African origin and means "A gift of "god". A inspiration May be bad or confused".
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Kobi means "Of the corn" and is of African origin.
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Notable Persons Named Kobi

Kobi was given the name Jacob Alexander on May 4th, 1952 in Kfar Saba.

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Kobi was born on July 15th, 1944 in Haifa.

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Köbi Kuhn is a soccer player for the FC Zürich and Switzerland national football team. Köbi was born on October 12th, 1943 in Zürich.

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Kobi Oz is a singing and singer. He was most active from 1985 to present. Kobi was given the name Yaakov Uzan on September 17th, 1969 in Sderot.

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Kobi was born in 1964 in Rechovot, Israel.

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Kobi Moyal is a soccer player for the Maccabi Haifa F.C., Beitar Jerusalem F.C., Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C., Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., FC Sheriff Tiraspol, and Israel national football team. Kobi was born on June 12th, 1987 in Ma'ale Adumim. Kobi is also known as קובי מויאל (Hebrew).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kobi

Ahmad Kobi is a soccer player for the Al-Talaba SC, Al-Zawra'a SC, Erbil SC, Duhok SC, Baghdad FC, and Iraq national football team. Ahmad was born on January 18th, 1986 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 12 7 5
1971 18 7 11
1972 6 0 6
1973 13 6 7
1974 8 8 0
1975 17 12 5
1976 5 5 0
1977 18 10 8
1978 5 5 0
1979 11 5 6
1981 7 7 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 10 0 10
1988 15 9 6
1989 15 6 9
1990 17 9 8
1991 10 0 10
1992 17 5 12
1993 14 6 8
1994 27 6 21
1995 23 5 18
1996 40 10 30
1997 66 11 55
1998 99 20 79
1999 75 26 49
2000 130 28 102
2001 126 29 97
2002 106 23 83
2003 87 21 66
2004 52 15 37
2005 48 9 39
2006 60 17 43
2007 69 19 50
2008 82 20 62
2009 85 28 57
2010 68 21 47
2011 64 20 44
2012 54 20 34
2013 60 27 33
2014 68 22 46
2015 66 24 42
2016 77 33 44
2017 82 31 51

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Popularity of Kobi as a first name

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Popularity of Kobi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kobi U.S.
  White 80.24% 64.26%
  African American 13.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kobi

People with the last name Kobi are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kobi

  • How Popular is the name Kobi? Kobi is the 6,819th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kobi was the 106,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kobi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,989 babies born with the first name Kobi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kobi to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kobi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kobi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kobi is Friday, September 15th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Kobi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kobi was in 2000 with a total of 102 babies.
  • Random Kobi Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kobi is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Kobi: Your name in reverse order is Ibok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Biok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kobi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 167 people with the last name Kobi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kobi? Kobi is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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