Meaning:Bright or shining intellect
Hobey is a boy’s name of Old German origin. It’s a variant of Hobart, itself deriving from Hubert, which combines the elements hug, meaning “mind” and berht, meaning “bright” or “shining.” Together, they form the meaning “shining intellect.” This impressive meaning is sure to help baby on their way to becoming a little scholar! A famous bearer of this name was the American ice hockey and football player Hobey Baker. Regarded as one of the best athletes of the early 20th century, the Hobey Baker Award for NCAA ice hockey was named after him.
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