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Gender: Male Meaning of Kobe: "tortoise" Origin of Kobe: Swahili Kobe's Popularity in 2017: #531

The name Kobe is a boy's name of Swahili origin meaning "tortoise". Kobe is ranked #531 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

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Basketball hero/antihero Kobe Bryant, whose name was inspired by a Japanese steak house, brought this energetic and appealing name into -- and out of -- the mix.

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Famous People Named Kobe

Kobe Bean Bryant, American basketball player
Kobe Lorenzo Forster Paras, Filipino basketball player
Kobe Faison (2001), son of actor Donald Faison & Lisa Aksey
Kobe Tai, Taiwanese adult film actress
Masahiko Kobe, Japanese Iron Chef

Pop Culture References for the name Kobe

Kobe, Japan
Kobe beef