Roby name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Roby mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Roby

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Roby means "Love and beauty".
names by meaning.

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Roby to us below

International Interest
Also see international interest

From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A village in Huyton-with-Roby parish, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England (OS grid ref SJ4390).
  3. A small city, the county seat of Fisher County, Texas, United States.

Notable Persons Named Roby

Notable Persons Named Roby

Roby Lakatos

Roby was born in 1965 in Budapest.

Roby Duke

Roby Duke was a contemporary christian music singing and songwriter. He plays Acoustic guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to 2007. Roby was given the name Roby Ward Duke on December 6th, 1956. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 2007.

Roby Young

Roby Young is a soccer player for the Hapoel Haifa F.C., New York Cosmos (1970–85), and Israel national football team. Roby was born on May 15th, 1942 in Haifa, Israel, Israel.

Roby Smith

Roby Smith is a legislator. Roby was born in 1969 in Wyandotte, Michigan.

Roby Lewis Manuel

Roby was born on October 7th, 1895 in Kerang. He left this life on October 18th, 1975.

Roby Datta

Roby Datta was a professor and poet. Roby was born in 1883. Roby is also known as Roby Dutt and Rabindranath Datta. He died in 1917.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roby

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roby

Martha Roby

Martha was born on July 26th, 1976 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Bradley Roby

Bradley Roby is a football player for the Denver Broncos. Bradley was born on May 1st, 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby was a football player for the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco 49ers. He was most prominent from 1983 to 1998. Reggie was born on July 30th, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa. He left this life on February 22nd, 2005.

Courtney Roby

Courtney Roby is an american football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Courtney was born on January 10th, 1983 in Indianapolis.

James Roby

James was born on November 22nd, 1985 in Whiston, Merseyside.

Richard Roby

Richard Roby is a basketball player for the Akita Northern Happinets, Bnei Hasharon, Halcones Rojos Veracruz, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Peristeri, Fos Ouest Provence, Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, Wonju Dongbu Promy, Gaiteros del Zulia, and Maccabi Haifa B.C. in the Bj league. He has been prominent since 2008. Richard was born on September 28th, 1985 in San Bernardino, California.

  • Doug Roby
    Member of the International Olympic Committee
  • John Roby

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roby U.S.
  White 62.83% 64.26%
  African American 30.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roby

People with the last name Roby are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Roby

  • How Popular is the name Roby? Roby is the 5,971st most popular name of all time. As a last name Roby was the 3,798th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,562 babies born with the first name Roby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roby to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Roby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roby is Wednesday, June 19th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Roby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roby was in 1964 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Roby Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roby is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Roby: The name spelled backwards is Ybor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Orby. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,315 people with the last name Roby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Roby as their last name.
  • Roby name meaning

    Related Names by Origin

    Rank Name Gender
    170 Zameer Boy
    2k Danisha Girl
    1k Zayan Boy
    3k Zamir Boy
    241 Ziyana Girl
    3k Zakaria Neutral
    169 Yacob Boy
    1k Adil Boy
    130 Hamna Girl
    684 Abubakar Boy

    Related Names by Gender

    Rank Name Origin
    4.4m Michael Hebrew
    615 Ermias Eritrea
    686 Kyro Hebrew
    434 Jasai Hebrew
    699 Ramir Filipino (Philippines)
    5k Zayn Arabic
    170 Zameer Islamic/Muslim
    140k Xavier English
    207 Naod Eritrea
    234k Liam Irish