GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: BAHB (English), BAWB (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. A famous bearer is American musician Bob Dylan (1941-).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Rob, Robbie, Robby, Robin (English), Brecht, Rob, Robbe (Dutch)
DIMINUTIVES: Bobbie, Bobby (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Bobbi, Roberta, Robina (English), Brechtje (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Pertti, Roope (Finnish), Robi (Hungarian), Hob, Hopkin (Medieval English), Rab, Rabbie (Scottish), Robin (Swedish), Hopcyn (Welsh)
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