What does Tobias mean?
Tobias \t(o)-bias\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tobias is "God is good". Biblical name from the Old Testament, used by the Puritans and revived in the 19th century. Author Tobias Wolff.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Tuvya.
Tobias is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1013 out of 1220, Top 83%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#2526 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tobias for boys. Tobias reached its highest rank of #419 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Toby (#605 last year), Tobin and Tobe are the popular alternative forms of Tobias (#419 last year). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3255%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.244%, down 25%), with the form Tobe becoming less fashionable. Tobias (#419) and Toby (#605) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Tobias and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)