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Origin of the name HOB.
Etymology of the name HOB.
Meaning of the baby name HOB.

  

HOB.  A short form of Hobbin, a pet form of Robert (q.v.), meaning "bright fame."  Also see Robin.

"... From Hob arose the surnames Hobbs, HobsonHob, as a familiar abbreviation of Robert, appears to be still so used in England.  In the United States, Robert, when abbreviated, is always either Rob or Bob.  The last form Bob grew out of infantile pronunciationóRob, Wob, Ob, Bob." (Transactions of A.P.A, v.24-25, 1893)

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