What does Hobie mean?
Hobie /ho-bie/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Hobie's name origins are American and Old German, and the name Hobie means "bright or shining intellect". Hobie is an alternate form of Hobart (American, Old German): variation of Hubert. Hobby is a familiar last name.
Hobie has 1 variant: Hobey.more]
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)
Popular related forms of Hobie (outside Top 1000) are Hobert and Hobart. Forms like Hobard are uncommon. 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)