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The name Hobbes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame". Hobbes and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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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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I love Calvin and Hobbes dearly, but no.
My son's name is Hobbes. We often get compliments on the choice. I love his name.
Please no. I can't imagine this seriously being any kid's real first name.
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