BOB
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, Bobbie, Robbie, Roberta, Robyn, Robina, Robynne (English), Brechtje (Dutch)
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 (Slovene), Roberto, Ruperto (Spanish), Robert, Robin (Swedish), Hopcyn (Welsh)
Popularity
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