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Tobi (boy)

What does Tobi mean?

Tobi Pronunciation of Tobi [to-bi] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Tobi) has its roots in Hebrew and English, and the name Tobi means "God is good". Tobi is a version of Tobias (Hebrew): biblical name from the Old Testament. Tobi is also a form of Toby (English).

Associated with: good.


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Tabi, Teabi, ..

(female) Toda, Tody, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tobi Ralph (T.R.), ..

How popular is Tobi?

Tobi is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Tobi (not in Top 2000) are Tobe, Tobey, Tobias (#316 last year), Tobie, Tobin (#1362) and Toby (#689). Other variants, like Thobie, are seldom used. These forms of Tobi are at the peak of their popularity presently (usage of 0.1%). Toby is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Tobias is currently ranked higher, while versions such as Toby are now less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bibi, Cobi, Gabi, Kobi, Obi, Rabi, Robi, Rubi, Tab, Tabb, Tabib, Tadi, Taji, Tavi, Tobal, Tod, Todd, Togo, Tom, Tome, Tomie, Tomm, Ton, Toni, Tonie, Tonio, Tony, Toon, Tor, Tore, Toril, Torin, Torio, Toro, Torr, Toru, Tory, Tov, Trai and Troi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tobi.

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