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What does Hobie mean?

Hobie Pronunciation of Hobie [ho-bie] as a boys' name means "bright or shining intellect". Hobie is an alternate form of Hobart (American, Old German): variation of Hubert.

Associated with: bright, intellect.


Hobie has 1 variant: Hobey.

2 more alternative forms via Hobart: Hobard and Hobert.

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

(female) Hoba, Hobi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hobie Albert (H.A.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. 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. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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