Origen: Normando, Irlandés. The name Hoban is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from Robert. The name is derived from a pet form of the personal name Robert. In England, in the Middle Ages, rhyming was often used as a device. This practice continued on into the 18th and 19th centuries; cockney, a London dialect of the 19th century, used rhymes almost exclusively to get its point across without the "upper classes" knowing what was being said. A common diminutive of Robert is Rob and Hobb. First found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times. The name Hoban in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'hUbain Sept that was located in County Mayo. Since the seventeenth century this family name has been associated with County Kilkenny and it is here that the majority of descendants bearing the name can still today be found. .

Variantes: Hoban, Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben y otros.