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Gender: M Meaning of Kobe: "tortoise" Origin of Kobe: Swahili Kobe's Popularity in 2016: #509

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.

Famous People Named Kobe

Kobe Bean Bryant, American basketball player
Kobe Faison (2001), son of actor Donald Faison & Lisa Aksey

Pop Culture References for the name Kobe

Kobe, Japan
Kobe beef