Kobe Origin and Meaning

The name Kobe is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Swahili origin meaning "tortoise".
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose name was inspired by a Japanese steak house, brought this energetic and appealing name into -- and out of -- the mix. Bryant's tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2020 increased the popularity of his name, as fans and admirers named their children Kobe in honor of the star.
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Famous People Named Kobe

  • Kobe Bean BryantAmerican basketball player
  • Kobe Lorenzo Forster ParasFilipino basketball player
  • Kobe Faison (b. 2001)son of actor Donald Faison & Lisa Aksey
  • Kobe TaiTaiwanese adult film actress
  • Masahiko KobeJapanese Iron Chef

Kobe in Pop Culture

  • KobeJapan, which gave its name to Kobe beef