Dancers Names: Bob
Name origin: Old English
Name meaning: Bright; famous
Name origin: English and French
Name meaning: habitational name from any of the various minor places named with Old English foss ‘ditch’ (Latinfossa). The Old English word did not survive into the period when surnames were acquired, so it is unlikely to be a topographic name, unless it is from the Old French cognate fosse. The reference may be to the Roman road Fosse Way, itself named in the Old English period from the ditch that ran alongside it, or to the river Foss in Yorkshire.