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Gender: M Meaning of Bob: "bright fame" Origin of Bob: English, diminutive of Robert

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.

Famous People Named Bob

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman), American singer-songwriter
Bob Bryar, former drummer of American band My Chemical Romance
Bob Mould, lead singer of American punk band Husker Du
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, Jamaican reggae musician
Bob Geldof, English musician
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, English-American actor/comedian
Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole, former U.S. Senator from Kansas
Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter
Bob Bryan, American tennis player
Robert John "Bob" Odenkirk, American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer
Bob Newhart, American actor/comedian
Bob Costas, American sportscaster
Bob Weinstein, American film producer
Bob Kane, American comic book artist
Robert James "Bob" Keeshan aka Captain Kangaroo; American TV producer and actor
Robert "Bob" Morris, guitarist/singer for Chicago based band The Hush Sound
Robert "Bob" Morley, Australian actor
Robert "Bob" Irwin, Australian TV personality, son of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin
Bob Sheen (b. 2009), son of actor Charlie Sheen

Pop Culture References for the name Bob

Bob the Titan, character in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Bob Lee Swagger, character in the movie "Shooter"
Bob Chipeska, character in the movie "Bad Santa"
Killer BOB, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Bob, two characters on British TV's "Blackadder"
Bob, character in The Dresden Files series
Bob, character on TV's "Becker"
Bob Hunter, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Bob, main character in animated series "ReBoot"
Bob the Killer Goldfish, character in the Earthworm Jim video game series
Smilin' Bob, character in commercials for Enzyte
Bob, recurring character on TV's' "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Bob, a "watchlizard" from the First Comics series "GrimJack"
Bob Bobertson, character in Flash cartoon "Weebl and Bob"
Bob, main character in sprite comic "Bob and George"
Bob, Agent of HYDRA, Marvel Comics character
Bob, main character from the TV show "Veggie Tales"
Sideshow Bob (born Robert Underdunk Terwilliger), character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Bob Belcher, main character on TV's "Bob's Burgers"
Bob Kelso, character on TV's "Scrubs"
Bob Duncan, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
Silent Bob, character in several Kevin Smith films, partner of Jay
Bob Wiley, character in 1991 movie "What About Bob?"
Planet Bob, aka New Earth, in 2000 movie "Titan A.E."
Handsome Bob, character in 2008 movie "RocknRolla"
Almighty Bob, deity in "Mostly Harmless" by Douglas Adams
Bob, human character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Bob, character in Erin Hunter's "Warriors" book series
Bob, character in "Harry Potter" series
Bob, minion in the "Despicable Me" movies
"Bob the Builder," British animated TV series
"Baby Bob," TV sitcom
"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," 1969 movie

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