Nob was a Hobbit of Bree and a servant at The Prancing Pony.


Nob had been working for Barliman Butterbur at the inn for an unknown period of time in the late Third Age. When Frodo and his party arrived intending to stay the night, he attended to them and saw to their needs as with any other guest. Later when one of their company disappeared somewhere outside the inn, he was sent by Mr. Butterbur to go looking for him well outside the inn. When it became apparent that the inn was in danger, Nob helped with the disguises for their beds and kept watch during the night.[1][2] He was still working at the inn when Frodo and company returned a year later to visit.[3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Albanian Kokë ?
Amharic ኖብ
Arabic نوب
Armenian Նոբ
Belarusian Ноб
Bengali মাথা
Bulgarian Ноб
Chinese (Hong Kong) 諾克斯
Czech Kotrba
Dari نوب
Danish Jeppe
Estonian Nutt ?
Finnish Nob
Dutch Kop ?
Georgian ნობი
German Kunz
Greek Κεφάλα
Gujarati નોબ
Haiti Creole Nòb
Hebrew נוב
Hindi णोब
Hungarian Fej
Indonesian Kepala
Japanese ノブ
Kannada ನೊಬ್
Kazakh Ноб
Khmer (Cambodian) ណុប
Korean 머리 ?
Kurdish نۆب (Arabic Script) Nobê (Latinised)
Kyrgyz Ноб
Latvian Galva
Lithuanian Galva ?
Macedonian Ноб
Marathi डोके
Mongolian Ноб
Nepali णोब
Pashto نوب
Persian نوب
Polish Łeb
Romanian Căpăţână ?
Russian Ноб
Sanskrit णोब्
Serbian Ноб (Cyrillic) Nob (Latinised)
Sindhi نوب
Sinhala ණොබ්
Tajik Ноб
Telugu ణొబ
Tibetan ནོབ​
Ukrainian Ноб
Uyghur نوب
Urdu نوب
Uzbek Ноб (Cyrillic) Nav ? (Latinised)
Yiddish נאָב


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter IX: "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter X: "Strider"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VII: "Homeward Bound"