Hoban may refer to:

  • Barry Hoban (born 1940), British cyclist
  • James Hoban (1758–1831), Irish-born American architect who designed the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • Jeanne Hoban (1924–1997), British political activist
  • Lillian Hoban (1925–1998), American writer and artist
  • Mark Hoban (born 1964), British politician
  • Russell Hoban (1925–2011), American writer
  • Tana Hoban (1917–2006), American photographer
  • Hoban Washburne, fictional character in the television series Firefly
  • Archbishop Hoban High School, Catholic school in Akron, Ohio

Famous quotes containing the word hoban:

    Language is an archeological vehicle ... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
    —Russell Hoban (b. 1925)

    After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
    —Russell Hoban (b. 1925)

    But when I don’t smoke I scarcely feel as if I’m living. I don’t feel as if I’m living unless I’m killing myself.
    —Russell Hoban (b. 1925)