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Hobbes meaning and name origin
Hobbes \ho(b)-bes\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin. Variant of Robert (Old English, Old German) "bright fame". Thomas Hobbes was a 17th-century English philosopher. The popular cartoon stuffed tiger created by Bill Watterson was named after him.
Hobbes has 2 variant forms: Hob and Hobbs.
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Popularity of Hobbes
Hobbes is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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