Bobby: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bobby

Bobby

Pronunciation: BAH-bee (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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The best nickname for Robert of the bunch! A little dignified (think Kennedy) and a little country boy. It is time for this gem of a name to be revived! It is so cute and perfect for little boys. I would recommend using the more formal Robert on the official birth certificate to any prospective parents, however.

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Bobby is a nickname for Robert. Many little boys start out as Bobby and shorten to Bob as they get older.

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Robert ("Bobby") Kennedy
Bobby Robson
Bobby Moore, Football World Cup winning captain of England, 1966
Bobby Darin, singer
Bobby Knight, basketball coach
Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, Bobby Clarke, hockey players
Bobby Allison, Bobby Unser, and Bobby Rahal, Bobby LeBonte auto racers
Bobby Brown, R&B singer and former member of 80's pop group New Edition
Bobby DeBarge, lead singer of Switch

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Coach Bobby Finstock - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Orny Adams.)
"I wanna be Bobby's girl"
"Bobby Magee" Janis Joplin
Bobby Brady, youngest boy of the Brady Bunch
Bobby Ewing, Youngest Ewing brother on the hit 80's TV series "Dallas" played by Patrick Duffy
Bobby Manning, Special Agent for the F.B.I. in the TV series 'Sue Thomas F.B.Eye'
Bobby Singer, father-figure and Hunter on CW's 'Supernatural', played by Jim Beaver

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