Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAHBZ
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Meaning & History

Derived from the medieval given name HOB. A famous bearer of this name was British political philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), the author of Leviathan.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRobertsen(Danish) Robert(Dutch) Robert, Robin(French) Róbertsson(Icelandic) Berti(Italian) Robertsson(Swedish) Probert(Welsh)

Entry updated November 20, 2020