Kobe Origin and Meaning

The name Kobe is a boy's name of Swahili origin meaning "tortoise".

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose name was inspired by a Japanese steak house, brought this energetic and appealing name into -- and out of -- the mix. Bryant's tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2020 increased the popularity of his name, as fans and admirers named their children Kobe in honor of the star.

# 418 in the US

Kobe Rank in US Top 1000

# 1722 on Nameberry

Kobe Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Kobe Popularity

Famous People Named Kobe

  • Kobe Bean BryantAmerican basketball player
  • Kobe Lorenzo Forster ParasFilipino basketball player
  • Kobe Faison (b. 2001)son of actor Donald Faison & Lisa Aksey
  • Kobe TaiTaiwanese adult film actress
  • Masahiko KobeJapanese Iron Chef

Kobe in Pop Culture

  • KobeJapan, which gave its name to Kobe beef