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Joby (boy)

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What does Joby mean?

Joby [jo-by] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Joby). Joby's root is Hebrew, and Joby means "persecuted". Joby is a version of Job (Hebrew) with the suffix -y.


Joby has 2 related forms via Job: Joab and Jobe.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jeby, Joeby, ..

(female) Jobyn, Jobyya, ..

How popular is Joby?

Joby is an unusual given name for men. Joby is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Joby for boys. Joby entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #1711 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joby outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Joby and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Joby are Job (#1841 the previous year) and Jobe. These relations of Joby were favored in 2004 and have remained as common to this day.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joby, Job, Jobe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joby and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Bobby, Cobby, Coby, Colby, Corby, Ebby, Gaby, Jacoby, Jacy, Jary, Jay, Jeb, Jo, Joao, Joben, Jock, Jodey, Jodi, Jody, Joe, Joed, Joel, Joey, John, Jon, Jona, Jonn, Jonny, Joop, Joos, Jordy, Jorey, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jorry, Jory, Jose, Josh, Joss, Jove, Jovi, July, Koby, Kolby, Robby, Ruby, Thoby and Toby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Joby.