The name Bob is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame". Bob and is often added to lists like Popular English Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".
From the experts:
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.