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What does Tobiah mean?

Tobiah Pronunciation of Tobiah [to-bi-ah] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tobiah is "God is good". Tobiah is an alternate spelling of Tobias (Hebrew): biblical name from the Old Testament.

Associated with: good.


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

5 more different relations via Tobias: Thobie, Tobe, Tobin, Tobit and Tobyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Tabiah, Tobio, ..

(female) Tobiea, Tobith, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tobiah Veer (T.V.), ..

How popular is Tobiah?

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Tobiah (not ranked) are Tobe, Tobey, Tobias (#316 last year), Tobie, Tobin (#1362) and Toby (#689). Other forms, like Tobit, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Tobiah is at its peak presently (adoption of 0.08%), except for forms such as Tobe which have become less in vogue. Toby is a constant favorite, though Tobias is now the preferred form. (Top Baby 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 Abiah, Abijah, Aviah, Azriah, Isaiah, Isiah, Issiah, Izaiah, Iziah, Jediah, Jeriah, Jesiah, Jonah, Josiah, Joziah, Mosiah, Noah, Tabib, Tavish, Terah, Thorian, Tobal, Tomas, Tomie, Toni, Tonie, Tonio, Toran, Torean, Toril, Torin, Torio, Torion, Torran, Torrian, Toviach (see Tuvya), Toviah, Tovyah, Tuvyah, Ukiah, Uriah, Uziah, Uzziah and Zariah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tobiah.

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