Gender: Male Meaning of Hobbes: "bright fame" Origin of Hobbes: English variation of Robert. "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.

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RoddyThlayli Says:


I love Calvin and Hobbes dearly, but no.

JW Says:


My son's name is Hobbes. We often get compliments on the choice. I love his name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Please no. I can't imagine this seriously being any kid's real first name.