PRONOUNCED: BAHB (English), BAWB (Dutch) [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of ROBERT
. It arose later than Dob
, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. A famous bearer is American musician Bob Dylan (1941-).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hrodebert, Robert, Hrodpreht (Ancient Germanic), Roparzh (Breton), Robert (Croatian), Robert (Czech), Robert (Danish), Roopertti, Pertti, Roope (Finnish), Robert (French), Robert (German), Róbert, Robi (Hungarian), Róbert (Icelandic), Roibeárd (Irish), Roberto (Italian), Roberts (Latvian), Robertas (Lithuanian), Rupert, Ruprecht (Low German), Hob, Hopkin (Medieval English), Robert (Norwegian), Robert, Rupert (Polish), Roberto (Portuguese), Robert (Romanian), Robert (Russian), Raibeart, Rab, Rabbie (Scottish), Robert (Slovak), Robert (Slovene), Roberto, Ruperto (Spanish), Robert, Robin (Swedish), Hopcyn (Welsh)
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