What does Hobbes mean?
Hobbes [hobbes] as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Hobbes is "bright fame". Variant of Robert. Thomas Hobbes was a 17th-century English philosopher. The popular cartoon stuffed tiger created by Bill Watterson was named after him.
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How popular is Hobbes?
Hobbes is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#114166 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Bobbie, Bobby (#738 via latest list), Robb, Robbie, Robbin, Robby and Robert (#63) are the popular variation forms of Hobbes (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hobbes was well-received among parents 85 years ago (adoption of 6.31%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.34%, ▼95%), with forms like Robbie becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bobbee, Bobbey, Cortes, Dobbs, Forbes, Gibbes, Gybbes (see Gibbes), Habeeb, Hannes, Harben, Hawes, Hayes▲, Heber, Hermes, Hobard, Hobart▼, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobert▼, Hobey, Hobie, Hobson, Hodge, Hodges, Holden▲, Hollis, Holmes, Homer▼, Hooker, Hooper, Hopper, Horten, Hosea▼, Hoshea, Howe, Howel, Howie, Howlen, Hoyce, Hube, Hubie, Huges, Hughes, Hugues, Jabes, Jones, Kortes, Moises▲, Montes, Moses▼, Moyses and Mozes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hobbes.See names in meaning and etymology.