English, diminutive of Robert
"bright fame"

Bob Origin and Meaning

The name Bob is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame".

Kids love Bob the Builder, but do they want to be Bob the Builder? Bob and Bobby have been out of style since the 1960s, but as vintage nickname-names -- Fred, Archie -- come back into vogue, Bob may tag along. Charlie Sheen used it for one of his twin sons.

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Famous People Named Bob

  • Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman)American singer,songwriter
  • Robert Nathaniel Corey "Bob" Bryarformer drummer of American band My Chemical Romance
  • Robert Arthur "Bob" Mouldlead singer of American punk band Husker Du
  • Robert Nesta "Bob" MarleyJamaican reggae musician
  • Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" GeldofEnglish musician
  • Leslie Townes "Bob" HopeEnglish,American actor/comedian
  • Robert Joseph "Bob" Doleformer U.S. Senator from Kansas
  • Robert Clark "Bob" SegerAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Robert Charles "Bob" BryanAmerican tennis player; twin of brother Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan
  • Robert John "Bob" OdenkirkAmerican actor, comedian, writer, director and producer
  • George Robert "Bob" NewhartAmerican actor/comedian
  • Robert Quinlan "Bob" CostasAmerican sportscaster
  • Robert Montgomery "Bob" KnightAmerican basketball coach
  • Robert Edward "Bob" HugginsAmerican basketball coach
  • Robert "Bob" WeinsteinAmerican film producer
  • Robert "Bob" KaneAmerican comic book artist
  • Robert James "Bob" Keeshan aka Captain Kangaroo; American TV producer and actor
  • Robert "Bob" Morrisguitarist/singer for Chicago based band The Hush Sound
  • Robert "Bob" MorleyAustralian actor
  • B.o.B.stage name of Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., American rapper
  • Robert "Bob" IrwinAustralian TV personality, son of Steve Irwin
  • Bob Sheen (b. 2009)son of actor Charlie Sheen
  • Bob Barker(b. 1923) retired game show hostfamous for hosting "The Price is Right"

Bob in Pop Culture

  • Bob the Titancharacter in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
  • Bob Lee Swaggercharacter in the movie "Shooter"
  • Bob Chipeskacharacter in the movie "Bad Santa"
  • Bob Cratchitcharacter in "A Christmas Carol"
  • Killer BOBcharacter on TV's "Twin Peaks"
  • Bobtwo characters on British TV's "Blackadder"
  • Bobcharacter in The Dresden Files series
  • Bobcharacter on TV's "Becker"
  • Bob Huntercharacter on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
  • Bobmain character in animated series "ReBoot"
  • Bob the Killer Goldfishcharacter in the Earthworm Jim video game series
  • Smilin' Bobcharacter in commercials for Enzyte
  • Bobrecurring character on TV's' "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
  • Boba "watchlizard" from the First Comics series "GrimJack"
  • Bob Bobertsoncharacter in Flash cartoon "Weebl and Bob"
  • Bobmain character in sprite comic "Bob and George"
  • BobAgent of HYDRA, Marvel Comics character
  • Bobmain character from the TV show "Veggie Tales"
  • Sideshow Bob (born Robert Underdunk Terwilliger)character on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Bob Belchermain character on TV's "Bob's Burgers"
  • Bob Kelsocharacter on TV's "Scrubs"
  • Bob Duncancharacter on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Silent Bobcharacter in several Kevin Smith films, partner of Jay
  • Bob Wileycharacter in 1991 movie "What About Bob?"
  • Planet Bobaka New Earth, in 2000 movie "Titan A.E."
  • Handsome Bobcharacter in 2008 movie "RocknRolla"
  • Almighty Bobdeity in "Mostly Harmless" by Douglas Adams
  • Bob Johnsoncharacter on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Bobcharacter in Erin Hunter's "Warriors" book series
  • Bobcharacter in "Harry Potter" series
  • Bobminion in the "Despicable Me" movies
  • "Bob the Builder" British animated TV series
  • "Baby Bob" TV sitcom
  • "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" 1969 movie
  • Bobaka Admiral Robert "Bob" Bennett , Starfleet Admiral in the 1989 Film
  • Star Trek V: The Final FrontierKirk referred to him simply as "Bob"