Gender Masculine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. BAHB(American English) BAWB(British English) BAWP(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

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).

Related Names

VariantsRob, Robbie, Robby, Robin(English) Rob, Robbe, Brecht(Dutch)
DiminutivesBobbie, Bobby(English)
Feminine FormRoberta(English)
Other Languages & CulturesRobert(Albanian) Roparzh(Breton) Robert(Catalan) Robert(Croatian) Robert, Robin(Czech) Robert(Danish) Robert(Estonian) Robert, Pertti, Roope, Roopertti(Finnish) Robert, Robin(French) Robert, Rupert, Ruprecht(German) Hrodebert, Robert, Robertus, Hrodperht(Germanic) Róbert, Robi(Hungarian) Róbert(Icelandic) Roibeárd(Irish) Roberto, Berto(Italian) Roberts(Latvian) Robertas(Lithuanian) Hob, Hopkin(Medieval English) Hopcyn(Medieval Welsh) Robert(Norwegian) Hrōþiberhtaz(Old Germanic) Robert(Polish) Roberto(Portuguese) Robert(Romanian) Robert(Russian) Rab, Rabbie(Scots) Raibeart(Scottish Gaelic) Róbert(Slovak) Robert(Slovene) Roberto, Berto, Ruperto(Spanish) Robert, Robin(Swedish)


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Entry updated April 5, 2022