English variation of Robert. "bright fame"
"bright fame"

Hobbes Origin and Meaning

The name Hobbes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame".

All varieties of Hob are antiquated nicknames for Robert, though this one is saddled with the "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon association.

Hobbes Popularity

Famous People Named Hobbes

  • Thomas Hobbes of MalmesburyEnglish political philosopher

Hobbes in Pop Culture

  • "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip featuring Hobbes, a stuffed tiger
  • Hobbesa character in the Fables comic book series
  • Miranda Hobbesa lead character on "Sex and the City"

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