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Tobey

What does Tobey mean?

Tobey Pronunciation of Tobey [to-bey] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Tobey) is of Hebrew and English derivation, and Tobey means "God is good". Tobey is an alternate spelling of Tobias (Hebrew): biblical name from the Old Testament. Tobey is also a variant of Toby (English).

Associated with: good.

Variations

Tobey has 5 variants: Tobee, Tobi, Tobia, Tobiah and Tobie.

7 more different relations via Tobias, Toby: Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobin, Tobit and Tobyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Tibey, Tobo, ..

(female) Tomy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tobey Isiah (T.I.), ..

How popular is Tobey?

Tobey is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8475 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tobey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #1447 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Tobey are Tobe, Tobias (#316 in recent rankings), Tobie, Tobin (#1362) and Toby (#689). These forms of Tobey are at the peak of their popularity today (adoption of 0.1%), except for forms like Toby which have become less trendy. Toby is more universally found than the rest, though Tobias is now more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tobey, Tobe, Tobias, Tobie, Tobin, Toby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tobias, Toby outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abbey, Abey, Bobbey, Bodey, Bogey, Cobey, Codey, Colbey, Coley, Coney, Corey, Covey, Coxey, Hobey, Jodey, Joey, Jorey, Kobey, Kodey, Korey, Morey, Roley, Rorey, Taber, Tavey, Tobal, Tome, Tomek, Tomeo, Tomey, Tommey, Tommy, Toney, Tony, Tore, Toren, Torey, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Tower and Trey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tobey.

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