Of Germanic origin.
Diminutive of the name Robert and the name Bob, meaning “bright flame”.
From the Proto-Germanic name “Hrodebert”.
Feminine forms of the name are Roberta, Bobbi, Bobbie, Robbie.
Alternative forms of the name are Robert, Rob, Roberto, Bob, Rupert, Brecht, Robbie, Robin, Hob.
Famous bearers are Bobby Darin, Bobby “Blue” Blant, Bobby Brown, Bobby Maze, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Short, Bobby Fischer, Bobby Wagner.
Watch a short footage from a documentary about Bobby Darin: