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Meaning and Name Origin

Tobiah \t(o)-biah\ as a boys' name. The meaning of Tobiah is "God is good". Tobiah is a variation of Tobias (Hebrew). A name for baby boys that is only intermittently used.


Tobiah has 6 variants: Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobia, Tobie and Toby.

Tobiah has 7 more different forms via Tobias: Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobin, Tobit and Tobyn.


Tobiah is an unusual given name for men. Tobiah is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Tobiah and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Tobiah (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Tobe, Tobias (#419 last year), Tobin and Toby (#605). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the form Tobe becoming less in vogue. Tobias (#419) and Toby (#605) are two of the more chic names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tobe, Tobias, Tobin, Toby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Toviah and Tovyah. Like Tobiah, these names are not frequently used.