What does Hobie mean?
Hobie \ho-bie\ as a boys' name. Hobie's name origins are American and Old German, and the name Hobie means "bright or shining intellect". Hobie is a form of Hobart (American, Old German): variant of Hubert.
Hobie has 1 variant: Hobey.
Hobie is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Hobie is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Hobie (#unlisted) are Hobert and Hobart. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.62%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Hobart and Hobert becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Hobie and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)