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The name Bob is a diminutive form of Robert.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bob has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Bob
Use of the Name Bob for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
91,786 25,094 369 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bob has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Bob last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1983, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Bob
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188024446  
188121850  
188221259  
188319062  
188424050  
188522752  
188620066  
188717274  
188822859  
188922352  
189022753  
189121455  
189222361  
189322160  
189424948  
189524354  
189627145  
189723853  
189822660  
189921959  
190019698  
190124549  
190222564  
190322366  
190423465  
190525858  
190623569  
190723177  
190824277  
190929958  
1910229103  
191130876  
1912306141  
1913314164  
1914307217  
1915291297  
1916295306  
1917273349  
1918245477  
1919222550  
1920191705  
1921178803  
1922179782  
1923164920  
19241431,161  
19251291,371  
19261031,774  
1927991,975  
1928952,090  
1929892,098  
1930872,244  
1931782,314  
1932792,421  
1933822,216  
1934752,471  
1935812,393  
1936762,407  
1937812,363  
1938942,202  
1939892,242  
1940982,082  
19411032,075  
19421112,208  
19431102,266  
19441092,119  
19451062,174  
19461062,483  
19471152,510  
19481411,956  
19491621,462  
1950204977  
1951233810  
1952248752  
1953263691  
1954268696  
1955247799  
19562281,018  
19571711,814  
19581392,509  
19591282,825  
19601312,719  
19611422,497  
19621522,160  
19631671,845  
19641981,432  
19652301,000  
1966280682  
1967325532  
1968354480  
1969381426  
1970398404  
1971449325  
1972535221  
1973539209  
1974617170  
1975620170  
1976710138  
1977773121  
1978811110  
1979791119  
1980856106  
198198384  
198293991  
198393988  
Totals:  91,786 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bob as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Bob appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 104 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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