Meaning and Origin of: Bob

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Bright; famous

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : variant of Bobe.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from eastern Yiddish bob ‘broad bean’, ‘bean(s)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans or a nickname for a tall thin man.

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