Diminutive of Robert
"bright fame"

Bobby Origin and Meaning

The name Bobby is a boy's name of German, English origin meaning "bright fame".

Bobby is the quintessential mid-century nickname, the name of the son on Mad Men and overused to the point of cliche. Though Robert is still a highly popular choice, most Roberts today are called by their full name or Rob or Robbie rather than Bob or Bobby.

In the UK the term "bobby" is slang for a policeman.

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Famous People Named Bobby

  • Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto)American singer
  • Robert Keith "Bobby" McFerrinAmerican singer
  • Robert James "Bobby" FischerAmerican chess champion
  • Bobby Ray Simmons aka B.o.B.American rapper
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Moynihan Jr.American actor and comedian
  • Robert Barisford "Bobby" BrownAmerican pop singer
  • Robert Francis "Bobby" KennedyU.S. Attorney General and Senator from New York
  • Piyush "Bobby" JindalAmerican politician, 55th governor of Louisiana
  • Robert Cletus "Bobby" DriscollAmerican actor
  • Robert Thomas "Bobby" ReynoldsAmerican tennis player
  • Robert Dwayne "Bobby" WomackAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Robert Alan "Bobby" LabonteAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Robert Arthur "Bobby" AllisonAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Robert William "Bobby" RobsonEnglish footballer
  • Robert "Bobby" CharltonEnglish footballer
  • Robert William "Bobby" UnserAmerican racing driver
  • Robert F. "Bobby" Roode Jr.Canadian pro wrestler
  • Robert Cleckler "Bobby" BowdenAmerican college football coach
  • Bobby Leslie LockwoodEnglish model and actor
  • Robert William "Bobby" FlayAmerican celebrity chef
  • Bobbystage name of Kim Jiwon; rapper, dancer, singer, songwriter, producer, and member of South Korean boy band iKon
  • Bobby MacNaughton (b. 2018)son of Irish model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson

Bobby in Pop Culture

  • Bobby Mainecharacter in "A Star Is Born"
  • Robert "Bobby Bacala" BaccalieriJr., character on TV's "The Sopranos"
  • Robert "Bobby" James Ewingcharacter on TV's "Dallas"
  • Bobby Fulbrightcharacter in 'Ace Attorney' game series
  • Robert "Bobby" Pendragoncharacter in the Pendragon books by D. J. MacHale
  • Robert "Bobby" Singercharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Robert "Bobby" Boucher Jrcharacter from movie "The Waterboy"
  • Robert "Bobby" Bradyyoungest boy character from TV's "The Brady Bunch"
  • Robert "Bobby" Drakealso known as Iceman, character in "X,Men"
  • Bobby Davischaracter in movie "100 Mile Rule"
  • Robert "Bobby" Drapercharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Robert Jeffrey "Bobby" HillHank Hill's son on the animated series "King of the Hill"
  • Bobby Santiagoa character on animated series "The Loud House"
  • Bobbycharacter from the novel "Call Him Demon"