First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Kobi, Koby
Last name origins & meanings:
- Japanese (Kōbe): habitational name which began as
occupational, meaning the private residence of a chief priest of a
Shintō shrine; it could also indicate others who lived near his
residence. The name is mostly found in eastern Japan, but because of
the importance of the western port city of Kōbe, some
emigrants from the city may have taken their surnames from it. More
correctly pronounced Kanbe; other alternate pronunciations are
Jinbe and Kamito.
- German, Slovenian, and Jewish
(Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob.
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