Gender: Male Meaning of Kobe: "tortoise" Origin of Kobe: Swahili Kobe's Popularity in 2018: #574

The name Kobe is a boy's name of Swahili origin meaning "tortoise". Kobe is ranked #574 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".

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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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