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The name Bobby is a diminutive form of Robert.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bobby 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 Bobby
Use of the Name Bobby for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
307,403 139,485 36,518 7,587 3,138 1,119 563
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bobby has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Bobby first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1900, which is the first 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 Bobby
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
19009798  
1901    
1902    
1903    
19048928  
190574711  
1906    
1907    
1908    
1909    
1910    
191198612  
1912    
1913    
191488538  
191595243  
191688950  
191780162  
191868883  
191962394  
1920464172  
1921364274  
192229137791564
192326047083876
192419173474699
19251481,093699111
19261161,599591144
1927912,285530178
1928652,969499193
1929503,920455210
1930415,180406260
1931325,860413244
1932306,556413250
1933266,495402256
1934237,520415248
1935247,706416246
1936247,722465191
1937247,728456207
1938277,483484189
1939297,047553146
1940306,895577147
1941356,570526176
1942436,259651132
1943466,077621147
1944505,377557171
1945535,065628134
1946535,724609169
1947616,087617184
1948625,550711139
1949675,113668155
1950655,025763129
1951784,958758134
1952784,946785131
1953735,186794134
1954725,487821131
1955755,201917114
1956775,354971108
1957785,610965115
1958695,707  
1959715,670937125
1960735,653  
1961765,387971123
1962785,315  
1963755,211  
1964735,079  
1965804,583  
1966824,066  
1967833,786  
1968813,628  
1969823,652  
1970873,629896147
1971793,649958133
1972903,181  
1973932,890  
1974922,785  
1975922,771  
1976962,642  
19771052,538  
19781092,399  
19791062,581  
19801082,720  
19811102,656  
19821122,603  
19831172,356  
19841282,117  
19851352,093  
19861292,103  
19871471,883  
19881631,716  
19891701,757  
19901851,679  
19912041,506  
19922201,388  
19932381,217  
19942531,137  
19952691,042  
1996289933  
1997299912  
1998324835  
1999359727  
2000364729  
2001390652  
2002401638  
2003450556  
2004453563  
Totals:  307,403 6,390

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bobby as a boy's name about 97% of the time and less frequently (about 2% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Bobby appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 95 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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