Somogyszob originally in the 11th and 12th century belonged to Següsd county. In 1295 it was donated to László comes. In 1331 it was mentioned as Zoob, later in 1366 named Poss. In 1484 Son of Szobi Péter donated it to Mihály Batthyány Boldizsár and Gerebeni László. In 1550 Várday Zsigmond was the landlord. At time of the Rákóczi's War for Independence the village was destroyed and the people fled to the woods and swamps. The name Szob appeared around 1901. The name of the current form was first mentioned in 1907.