Meaning and Origin of: Babb

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly Devon) : probably from a Middle English nickname, bab(e) ‘baby’, but possibly from the female personal name Babb(e), a pet form of Barbara (seeBarbary), or the Old English personal name Babba, found in several place names, including Babbacombe in Devon and Babington in Somerset.
  • Variant of German Bobb (seeBob).