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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Goodness of the Lord

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Tobias

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Tobias in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Tobias:

  • Records indicate that 12,642 boys in the United States have been named Tobias since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 557 people in the U.S. were given the name Tobias. Those people are now 14 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Tobias

    83% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "I like the Name Tobias, which is what I'm named but i HATE being called Toby, because it sounds like a dog name and I'm not a dog so, I go by Tobias. I only allow my closest friends to call me Toby. But otherwise I completely love my name and I'm glad its uncommon" Nov. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mate at school is called Tobias but we call him Toby because he hates it and one day my teacher was giving out the books and she said "Here you are Tobias" he looked really angry. Also my great uncle had a dog called Toby!I love the name Toby when I'm older and have a boy i will call him Toby for sure." May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is a Tobias (Toby). People usually call him Toby, but when he wants a little respect he introduces himself by his full given name. He didn't like it as a child, but really likes his name today." Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year old son is named Tobias, but we call him Tobey. We love his name and it fits him perfectly." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Tobias and love that it is uncommon but known which really attracted me to it." Apr. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "It may be popular right now, but it doesn't sound right to me. Sometimes these old names like Elijah just have to be worn by the right person to be carried off well. Elijah Wood did this for Elijah, I don't know the people making Tobial a great name right now." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I love the name. I just called my son Tobiaz. And his nickname is Taz." Dec. 4, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Tobias I'm a Tobias myself. However I dislike the name Toby because of it's relation to the slavery period when they have changed someone's name to Toby when they became slaves." Mar. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is popular here and has been so for over a decade and while it's rating might change from year to year it doesn't appear to be vaning in popularity. It's pronounced [Tobeeas] here in Denmark and he always runs in to other boys named Tobias. I didn't intentionally give him a top 20 name, that happened to the other two as well. No one abbreviates the name to Toby here but to Bisse which actually has a very negative connoctation so I try to stop doing that though people have been calling him Bisse since he was a toddler. However, at 9 he assures me it's no longer cute to be called Bisse! It's just plain Tobias like all his friends with the same name." Dec. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tobias, although he goes by Toby most of the time.We chose it because it's not over used and it's a good strong name that he will grow into. I have loved it the few times I have met other Toby's. It makes me proud that we all made such good choices in naming our kids- we all can't call them Sparrow or Apple." Oct. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dogs name is Tobias, Toby for short, I love it for human or dog :)" May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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