Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Shining Glory
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Bobby Girl)

In 2017 the name Bobby...

• was given to 295 baby boys
• was the 787th most popular name for baby boys
• was 43% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Alabama
• a unisex name which was given to boys 98% of the time
• was about as popular as Joey and Anson
Babies Named Bobby Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Bobby...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 93% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 69% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Billy, David, Paul, Jeannette, Anne, Jeanette
• has the most opposite popularity history to Ian, Hugo, Esteban, Alanna, Priya, Tessa
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Bobby Per State
View Geographic History for Bobby

Geographically the name Bobby...

• 7% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Kylen, Billy, Braylen, Bayleigh, Rayleigh, Karlie
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Theodore, Isaac, Leo, Violet, Penelope, Quinn
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Bobby by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Bobby are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Bobby will be the only kid named Bobby in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Bobby compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Bobby rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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