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What does Hob mean?

Hob Pronunciation of Hob [hob] as a name for boys. The name Hob means "bright fame". Hob is an alternate spelling of Hobbes (Old English, Old German): version of Robert. See also Bob and Hopkin.

Associated with: bright, fame.


1 relation via Hobbes: Hobbs.

Creative forms:
(male) Hab, Host, ..

(female) Hen, Hose, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hob Micheal (H.M.), ..

How popular is Hob?

Hob is a rare first name for males. Hob is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bob is the only prominent related form of Hob (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Hob reached its highest in the 1930s (#85), but now, Bob has become somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bob in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hob and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hob is pronounced similarly to Hube. Other suggested similar names are Cob, How, Job and Rob. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hob.

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