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What does Hobie mean?

Hobie /ho-bie/ as a boys' name means "bright or shining intellect". Hobie is an alternate form, with the suffix -ie, of Hobart (American, Old German): variation of Hubert.

Associated with: bright, intellect


Hobie has 1 variant: Hobey.

Hobie has 2 more alternative forms via Hobart: Hobard and Hobert.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Habie, Honbie, ..

(female) Hoba, Hobi, ..

How popular is Hobie?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Hobie (outside Top 2000) are Hobert and Hobart. Other forms, like Hobard, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Hobie was widespread in the 1890s (average #370), but now, versions such as Hobert have gone out of style. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Hobie and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 names are Abbie, Abie, Albie, Ambie, Bobbie, Bodie, Bogie, Bowie, Cobie, Codie, Colbie, Corbie, Corie, Ebbie, Gabie, Habib, Hecie, Herbie, Hewie, Hob, Hobbes, Hobbs, Hodge, Honi, Howe, Howie, Hoyce, Hube, Hymie, Jodie, Jorie, Kobie, Kodie, Louie, Mosie, Obie, Robbie, Thobie, Tobie, Tomie and Tonie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hobie.