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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Bobby

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Bobby in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Bobby:

  • Records indicate that 311,156 boys in the United States have been named Bobby since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1937, when 7,735 people in the U.S. were given the name Bobby. Those people are now 83 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Bobby

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "My first Boy is named Bobby Dale and love saying both names. Bobby is a Police Officer now and it really does fit him. I'm proud of him. I don't care for the sound of BOB; it sounds incomplete. YO BOB? Hey Bobby; yeah!" Nov. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is 2 and his name is Bobby....i love it and I always get comments on his name and how much people like it! It is definately more popular now than it was. My Bobby is just adorable and i cant imagine his name to be anything's bubbly, fun and full of character just like him!" Sep. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it, sounds like a friend. Sounds like a cute, smart boy." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually have only met one Bobby and its kinda funny since I've seen the name alot, but only have met one person named Bobby." Jun. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "ewwwwwwwwwww a boy in my skool is named that and he's a stocker I hate him" Mar. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My boyfriend is named Bobby and I cant get over how hot of a name it is" Dec. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 19 months old and called Bobby. I love his name and always get comments on how lovely it is and it suits him. He was going to be called Louie until he was born and Bobby came from no where..... So glad it did!!! I think Bobby is cute for a baby...Mischeivious for a teen and Bob is good for an older man if thats what he would prefer!" Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Bobby and I've been really suprised by how many people spell it "Bobbi". That's the way you spell it for a GIRL. I'm on the fence about the name. My legal name is Bobby. Bobby sounds kind of young and immature to me, but Bob makes me sound old and white trash." Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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