Given Name BOB

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: BAHB (American English), BAWB (British English, Dutch)   [details]

Meaning & History

Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).

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VARIANTS: Rob, Robbie, Robby, Robin (English), Brecht, Rob, Robbe (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Bobbie, Bobby (English)
FEMININE FORM: Roberta (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hrodebert, Robert, Hrodpreht (Ancient Germanic), Roparzh (Breton), Robert (Croatian), Robert (Czech), Robert (Danish), Pertti, Roope, Roopertti (Finnish), Robert (French), Robert, Rupert, Ruprecht (German), Róbert, Robi (Hungarian), Róbert (Icelandic), Roibeárd (Irish), Roberto, Berto (Italian), Roberts (Latvian), Robertas (Lithuanian), Hob, Hopkin (Medieval English), Robert (Norwegian), Robert (Polish), Roberto (Portuguese), Robert (Romanian), Robert (Russian), Raibeart, Rab, Rabbie (Scottish), Róbert (Slovak), Robert (Slovene), Roberto, Berto, Ruperto (Spanish), Robert, Robin (Swedish), Hopcyn (Welsh)
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