Bob: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bob

Bob

Pronunciation: BAHB (key)

Origin of the name Robert:

Introduced to England by the Normans, Robert is derived from the Old High German Hruodperht, a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and perht (bright). The name was borne by Robert I (d. 1035), duke of Normandy and father of William the Conqueror, and by three kings of Scotland.

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Bob is a nickname for Robert, and is pretty rare as a given name today.

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Bob the Builder
Silent Bob from Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse
Bob Cutlass from the Pixar franchise Cars

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