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What does Tobiah mean?

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, with the suffix -h, of Tobias (Hebrew): biblical name from the Old Testament.

Associated with: good


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

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

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

(female) Tobilah, Tobital, ..

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)


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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Tobiah and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Tobiah (not ranked) are Tobe, Tobey, Tobias (#419 last year), Tobie, Tobin (#1203) and Toby (#605). Other forms, like Tobit, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Tobiah was at its peak in the 1970s (adoption of 0.08%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.07%, 15% less), but with the form Tobe becoming less in vogue. Toby is a constant favorite, though Tobias is now the preferred form. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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.

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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.