Meaning and Origin of: Haba

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech : from a shortened form of any of various Old Czech traditional personal names formed with habat ‘to take’, or from a pet form of Havel.
  • Polish : perhaps a variant of Chaba, from a dialect word meaning ‘rib’ or ‘dry branch’.
  • Jewish (from Poland) : metonymic occupational name from Polishchaba, a kind of coarse white woolen cloth.