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Bob Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bob? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 231 63 0.0179%
1911 308 40 0.0107%
1912 326 93 0.0184%
1913 331 112 0.0198%
1914 318 166 0.0238%
1915 294 253 0.0278%
1916 293 275 0.0285%
1917 268 325 0.0325%
1918 243 448 0.0417%
1919 222 509 0.0486%
1920 189 693 0.0623%
1921 178 775 0.0677%
1922 175 772 0.0693%
1923 164 902 0.0805%
1924 141 1,148 0.0989%
1925 129 1,354 0.1198%
1926 103 1,767 0.1607%
1927 100 1,944 0.1756%
1928 95 2,081 0.1945%
1929 89 2,081 0.2009%
1930 88 2,219 0.2124%
1931 78 2,304 0.2334%
1932 79 2,410 0.2439%
1933 82 2,210 0.2372%
1934 75 2,468 0.2553%
1935 81 2,378 0.2447%
1936 77 2,394 0.2485%
1937 81 2,354 0.2389%
1938 93 2,190 0.2139%
1939 89 2,238 0.22%
1940 99 2,066 0.1944%
1941 103 2,058 0.1829%
1942 109 2,188 0.1733%
1943 110 2,261 0.1732%
1944 109 2,122 0.1712%
1945 106 2,162 0.1773%
1946 107 2,475 0.1677%
1947 115 2,508 0.1502%
1948 140 1,944 0.1218%
1949 162 1,455 0.0904%
1950 204 961 0.0597%
1951 237 780 0.046%
1952 244 735 0.0421%
1953 262 673 0.038%
1954 267 664 0.0363%
1955 247 780 0.0424%
1956 228 999 0.0529%
1957 171 1,794 0.0932%
1958 138 2,510 0.1328%
1959 128 2,812 0.148%
1960 131 2,719 0.1435%
1961 141 2,492 0.132%
1962 151 2,158 0.1175%
1963 167 1,824 0.1016%
1964 198 1,418 0.0806%
1965 230 971 0.0594%
1966 279 656 0.042%
1967 324 496 0.0327%
1968 360 429 0.0286%
1969 379 384 0.0249%
1970 411 353 0.0222%
1971 452 278 0.0185%
1972 550 160 0.0117%
1973 586 139 0.0107%
1974 639 112 0.0086%
1975 669 104 0.0081%
1976 789 67 0.0052%
1977 829 61 0.0045%
1978 947 41 0.003%
1979 941 46 0.0033%
1980 954 46 0.0031%
1981 993 41 0.0028%
1982 978 44 0.0029%
1983 1,039 35 0.0024%
1984 1,182 25 0.0017%
1985 1,031 40 0.0026%
1986 1,405 18 0.0012%
1987 1,367 21 0.0014%
1988 1,480 19 0.0012%
1989 1,440 23 0.0014%
1990 1,499 23 0.0014%
1991 1,465 24 0.0015%
1992 1,964 11 0.0007%
1993 2,133 8 0.0005%
1994 2,442 6 0.0004%
1995 0 0%
1996 2,269 7 0.0005%
1997 2,321 7 0.0005%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 2,786 5 0.0003%
2003 0 0%
2004 2,620 6 0.0004%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 2,906 5 0.0003%
2009 2,326 12 0.0008%
2010 0 0%
2011 2,862 5 0.0004%
2012 0 0%
2013 2,660 6 0.0004%
2014 0 0%
2015 2,559 7 0.0005%
2016 0 0%
2017 2,709 5 0.0004%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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What names are variants of Bob?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Bob.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bobbee

English

Bobbey

English

Bobbie

Bright fame

German

Bobby

Bright fame

German


What names sound like Bob?

If you like how Bob sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bob.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beebe

Bee farmer

English

Bibi

Son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Bubba

Boy

German

Pip

Horse lover

Spanish

Pope

Father

Greek


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