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Female Hobbit Names
Male Hobbit Names
Hobbit Last Names
Note: Female hobbits were often named after flowers or jewels. Originally, -o and -e were feminine endings (per ROTK - Appendix F).
Adamanta - Adamanta Chubb was the mother of Belladonna Took.
Belladonna - One of the Took sisters. Mother of Bilbo.
Cora - From ROTK - Appendix F.
Daisy - A sister and a daughter of Samwise Gamgee.
Diamond - Wife of Peregrin Took.
Donnamira - One of the Took sisters.
Eglantine - Eglantine Banks was the mother of Peregrin Took.
Elanor - Samwise Gamgee's heir.
Esmeralda - Esmeralda Took was the mother of Meriadoc Brandybuck.
Estella - Estella Bolger is the wife of Meriadoc Brandybuck.
Firiel - Daughter of Elanor and Fastred. Also a daughter of the King of Gondor and wife of Arvedui of Arthedain.
Goldilocks - A daughter of Samwise Gamgee.
Lobelia - Lobelia Bracegirdle married Otho Sackville-Baggins.
May - A sister of Samwise Gamgee.
Mirabella - One of the Took sisters.
Nina - From ROTK - Appendix F.
Pearl - A sister of Peregrin Took.
Pervinca - A sister of Peregrin Took.
Pimpernel - A sister of Peregrin Took.
Primrose - A daughter of Samwise Gamgee.
Primula - Primula Brandybuck was the mother of Frodo Baggins.
Rose/Rosie - Rose Cotton married Samwise Gamgee.
Ruby - A daughter of Samwise Gamgee.
The meanings of the male Hobbit names have been lost in time. Originally, -a was a masculine name ending (ROTK - Appendix F).
Deagol - (Nahald or 'secret' in the Northern Tongue). Stoorish Hobbit 500 years before the time of Frodo.
Frodo - (Originally Froda).
Hamfast - (Hobbitish Ranugad).
Meriadoc (Merry) - (Hobbitish Kalimac).
Samwise (Sam) - (Hobbitish Banazir or Ban).
Smeagol - (Trahald or 'burrowing or worming in' in the Northern Tongue). Stoorish hobbit of the Gladden Fields 500 years before the time of Frodo. Later known as Gollum.
Tomba (Tom) - ROTK Appendix F)
Baggins - Wealthy family.
Banks - Found in Bree.
Boffin - (Hobbitish Bophin). Wealthy Fallohide family.
Bolger - Wealthy Fallohide family.
Bracegirdle - Wealthy family.
Brandybuck - (Hobbitish Brandagamba). Originally Oldbuck (Hobbitish Zaragamba). A Fallohide family, although Buckland is mostly Stoorish. Descended from Bucca.
Brockhouse - Found in Bree.
Brown - Harfoot family.
Brownlock - Harfoot family.
Burrows - Wealthy Harfoot family.
Chubb - Wealthy family.
Cotton - (From Hlothran. Hloth is a "two-roomed dwelling or hole" and ran(u) is a small group of dwellings on a hill-side). Stoorish family.
Fairbairn - Fallohide family.
Gamgee - The name evolved from Gammidge and Gammidgy from Gamwich. The Hobbitish forms were Galpsi from Galbasi from Galabas. Galabas is a Shire village-name that means "game-village."
Goldworthy - Fallohide family. Perhaps an upper class family.
Goodbody - Perhaps an upper class family.
Goodchild - Perhaps a working class family.
Goold - Fallohide family. Perhaps an upper class family.
Greenhand - Hobbiton gardeners.
Grubb - Wealthy family.
Hayward - Harfoot family from the Eastfarthing.
Hornblower - Wealthy family from the Southfarthing.
Longholes - Found in Bree.
Mugwort - Found in Bree.
Noakes - Perhaps a working class family in the Shire.
Proudfoot - Wealthy family.
Puddifoot - A Stoorish family.
Roper - Harfoot family.
Sackville - Wealthy family.
Sandheaver - Harfoot family found in Bree.
Sandyman - Perhaps a working class family.
Smallburrow - Perhaps a working class family. Found in Hobbiton.
Took - (Hobbitish Tuk). A wealthy Fallohide family.
Tunnelly - A Harfoot family. Found in Bree.
Twofoot - Found in Hobbiton.
Underhill - Found in the Shire and Staddle (Bree).
List of Wealthier Families - Per The Letters of JRR Tolkien p. 31.
The Complete Guide to Middle Earth: From The Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond (Tolkien's World From A to Z), Robert Foster, New York: Ballantine Books, 2001.
The Letters of JRR Tolkien, ed. Humphrey Carpenter, Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
The Lord of the Rings. JRR Tolkien.
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