Why Is Bob Short for Robert?

Answer

Bob is just a nickname that people have chosen for Robert. Just like Jamie can be short for James. The name Rob can also be short for the name Robert.
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Because Bill is short for William and Robert really pissed off Bob.
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Because Bob rhymes with Rob, which is obviously short for Robert. My grandad was called Bob (Robert, and that's the explanation he gave me, so obviously it's a fact! I tend to believe
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