Bingo Baggins

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Bingo Baggins
Bingo Baggins from The Hobbit (2003 video game)
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1264
DeathS.R. 1360 (aged 96)
ParentageMungo Baggins and Laura Grubb
SiblingsBungo, Belba, Longo and Linda
SpouseChica Chubb
ChildrenFalco Chubb-Baggins
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Bingo Baggins

Bingo Baggins (S.R. 1264-1360) was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Bingo was the youngest of the five children of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb, and an uncle of Bilbo Baggins. He married Chica Chubb, and their son Falco Chubb-Baggins was born in S.R. 1303.[1]

Other versions of the legendarium

In early manuscripts of The Lord of the Rings, the name Bingo was used of the character that would later be named Frodo; first he was Bilbo's son, then "Bingo Bolger-Baggins" his adopted cousin.[2][3]

In earlier editions, Appendix C gives his death as S.R. 1360, but in some of the later editions the year is mistakenly given as 1363. [4]


It is believed that the original use of the name (for the character that would become Frodo) was inspired by a family of toy koala bears of the Tolkien children, called "the Bingos".[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

Five portraits are clustered on a wall in Bag End. One of them is Bingo, and one of Bilbo's lines when looking at the portraits is "Good old Uncle Bingo".