Bobbie – Name Meaning
The name Bobbie is of English origin and is a diminutive form of Robert. It is derived from the Germanic elements “hrod” meaning “fame” and “berht” meaning “bright” or “famous”. The name Bobbie can also be used as a nickname for Robert.
History and Origin
The name Bobbie has been in use since the Middle Ages, when it was used as a pet form of Robert. It was popularized in the 19th century by the British author Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote under the pen name Bobbie Burns. The name has been used in literature, television, and film since then.
Bobbie is not a particularly popular name in the United States, but it does have some presence. According to Social Security Administration data, there were 1,845 babies born with the name Bobbie in 2018. This makes it the 2,919th most popular name that year.
Famous People Named Bobbie
There are several famous people named Bobbie, including:
- Bobbie Gentry – American singer-songwriter
- Bobbie Eakes – American actress and singer
- Bobbie Phillips – American actress
- Bobbie Brown – American model and actress
Variations of the Name
The name Bobbie can also be spelled Bobby or Bobbi. There are also other variations of the name such as Robby, Robbie, Robbi, Robbee, Robbin, and Robbyn.