Here are some interesting factoids about the name Bob. Besides being a popular palindrome, did you know...
~ There has never been a US President named Bob
~ In Avon, Colorado, there is a bridge named Bob
~ The word "BOB" returns 515,000,000 Yahoo! search results, and 974,000,000 search results on Google (October 2011).
~ At one time, there were three other Old English variations of the name "Bob". They were "Hob", "Nob", and "Dob".
~ Bozo the Clown and Captain Kangaroo were both Bobs.
~ The word "bob" ranks @ #2231 out of the list of 86,800 most frequently used words in the English language, according to the folks at WordCount.org (really cool site!).