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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 has 3 more alternative forms via Hobart: Hobard, Hobert and Hoebart.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hobart, Hobert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hobie is alike in pronunciation to Hubie. Other recommended similar baby names are Cobie, Hob, Howie, Hube, Kobie and Tobie. Like Hobie, these names are not frequently used.