English, diminutive of Robert"bright fame"
Hob Origin and Meaning
The name Hob is boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame".
A Robert nickname out of use for hundreds of years, but now sounds cooler than Bob or Rob for a modern boy.
Famous People Named Hob
- Harvey Max "Hob" HillerAmerican baseball player
- Hob BrounAmerican novelist
- (Wendell) Hob Bryan IIAmerican politician
Hob in Pop Culture
- Hoba robot,like creature in the webcomic "Dresden Codak" by Aaron Diaz
- Hob Gadlingcharacter in the The Sandman comic book series by Neil Gaiman
- Hoba character in film "RoboCop 2"
- Hobmentioned in the madrigal "Who made thee, Hob, forsake the plough?" by William Byrd