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What does Hobart mean?

Hobart Pronunciation of Hobart [ho-bart] as a boys' name is of American and Old German origin, and the meaning of Hobart is "bright or shining intellect". Variant of Hubert. The name may also derive from the city of Tasmania, named after Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckingham.

Associated with: intellect, earl (noble).


Hobart has 5 variants: Hobard, Hobert, Hobey, Hobie and Hoebart.

2 more relations via Hubert: Hubbard and Huberto.

Creative forms:
(male) Habart, Hubart, ..

(female) Hobartta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hobart Chaim (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hobart?

Hobart is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#9678 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hobart reached its highest rank of #306 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hobart name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hobart outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Hubert, Hubbard and Hobert are the prominent related forms of Hobart ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Hobart was widespread 105 years ago (usage of 0.17%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hobart, Hobert, Hubbard, Hubert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aart, Albert, Alhart, Allart, Bart, Bogaart, Bogart, Colbert, Court, Covert, Dart, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Elbert, Erhart, Evart, Ewart, Fabert, Godart, Goddart, Godhart, Gothart, Hadar, Halbert, Halburt, Hamar, Harbert, Hari, Harm, Hart, Harte, Harv, Haward, Hearn, Hearst, Heber, Hebor, Hiatt, Hilar, Hilary, Hob, Hobbes, Hobbs, Hobson, Hogan, Holt, Homar, Homer, Homere, Homero, Honore, Horaz, Horry, Horst, Howard, Hoyt, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Hulbert, Hulburt, Humbert, Hyatt, Kort, Lambart, Mart, Mort, Norbert, Obert, Osbert, Robert, Roxbert, Sebert, Stuart and Torbert. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hobart.

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